Vezel is 1500cc + Electric Motor to assist engine and add power boost, together the setup is capable of 152 Bhp which is peppy enough for the mid sized SUV/Crossover.
However not sure what sort of 1.8 HRV has? Might be the same one in Civic or a slightly tuned version of it. 1.8 Ltr petrol of Civic VTI delivers 140Bhp.
Again no comparison of features offered in Vezel vs HRV.. JDMs are popular and followed like a cult all over the world because Japan sells their best Top speced/ Top tuned/ Top loaded version of cars in their own market. Whenever they make a vehicle for another market/country/region, they usually decrease its features as compared to the domestic Japanese Mkt (features are less, not all engine varients are offered, in some cases engines are detuned or the top spec engine is not offered.)
When you can get the top most loaded, brand new, S Grade ( S grade is of zero meter cars in auction), Z package Vezel in 34-34.5Lacs... then why opt for HRV that has no hope or future?
The response of Vezel in the JDM car mkt has been great and none of the showrooms had any vezel stand there for long! All Vezels imported are sold in a matter of days! It is indeed the most easiest high priced selling vehicle in JDM car mkt.