A fresh report out of Japan suggests Honda is planning to take on the likes of the Hyundai Venue with a new baby crossover wearing the ZR-V badge.

Back in May 2020, of course, the Japanese firm filed to trademark the “ZR-V” badge. Now a report claims it will be affixed to a fresh-faced baby crossover set to slot in below the HR-V.

As reported by Indian publication RushLane (citing Japanese website creative311.com), the new ZR-V is likely to measure less than four metres in length, positioned to take on the likes of the aforementioned Venue, the new Kia Sonet and the upcoming Nissan Magnite.

Interestingly, it looks set to ultimately replace the WR-V – which is expected to launch in South Africa either late in 2020 or early next year – when it is revealed around mid-2021.

RushLane claims the newcomer will be built on the platform underpinning the Amaze sedan, with a naturally aspirated 1,5-litre petrol unit and a turbocharged 1,0-litre three-pot the likely engine candidates, alongside the free-breathing 1,2-litre powerplant already employed by the Amaze.