First Look: 2010 Mazdaspeed3

We already got a glimpse of the new Mazda3 sedan and hatch a couple months back, and now Mazda has completed its lineup reveal with the most coveted model: the 2010 Mazdaspeed3, which will debut at the 2009 Geneva auto show.

Like the Mazda3, the Mazdaspeed3 appears to be an evolution of a car that’s already working well for the automaker.

The Mazdaspeed3 borrows styling cues from its big brother, the Mazda6. Judging from the available pictures, unique features include a giant hood scoop, larger rims and dual chrome tailpipes. The Mazdaspeed3 will only be available as a four-door hatchback.

Mazda hasn’t revealed much in terms of specs, but it did mention that the powertrain is a carryover from the 2009 model, which has a direct-injected, turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder.

Mazda managed to drub out more power from its carryover engines in the Mazda3, so the Mazdaspeed3’s horsepower may also increase from the old application’s 263 hp.

No on-sale date was given. For now, check out a few more photos below and let us know what you think.

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