While the 2010 Mazda3 sedan is all smiles, we're reserving our grins for the Mazda3 hatchback. This is why we're so pleased Mazda's press people provided us with what has to be the most beautiful set of spy photos we've ever seen. Rather than leaving the job of snapping photos of the new Mazda3 con camo to the quick shutters of KGP, the press office hired someone to make an entire set of glamour shots of the covered hatch crossing Iceland. The new Mazda3 looks sporty in person and, from what we can see, the hatch looks just as sporty.
The new hatch, like the sedan, should get either the 2.0-liter four cylinder engine with 148 HP and 135 lb-ft of torque or a new 2.5-liter four pumping out a sweet 167 HP and 168 lb-ft of torque. Do you want transmission choices? Mazda will let you have a five-speed automanual, five-speed manual or glorious six-speed gearbox. Unfortunately, you're still likely to be limited to one transmission per car. [Source: Mazda via Carscoop]