Peugeot is planning a special edition 207 to celebrate British driver Kris Meeke’s win in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge.
But anyone hoping for a lightweight hot hatch in the style of the 106 and 306 Rallye models will be disappointed, the Meeke version will be based on a low-powered 207 in the range.
Meeke's IRC victory would have been the ideal opportunity for Peugeot to produce a new iconic hot hatch, but the firm has instead ruled out any future hot hatches - including GTIs - and will instead focus on sporty coupes.
The most likely model for the Meeke edition to be based on is the 74bhp 1.4-litre 207, in a bid to attract young buyers, although the 1.6 model could also form the basis for the special edition.
A lower powered model has been chosen as it would cost younger drivers less to insure and be more affordable to buy. It will be a long way removed from previous rally special editions from manufactuers, including Subaru and Mitsubishi, to celebrate their drivers' success in rallying.