2010 Mazda3 MPS Mazdaspeed: Red, Mean And Geneva-Bound

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The 2010 Mazda3 isn't yet for sale and already Mazda is prepping the next MPS, .a.k.a. the Mazdaspeed3, for the Geneva Motor Show.

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Following on the heals of the 2010 Mazda3 hatchback reveal, Mazda is planning to bring their latest hot-hatch Mazdaspeed version to Geneva. According to sources, the European "MPS" version will get a turbocharged 2.3-Liter engine while the American version will get the 2.5-Liter engine. Despite the differences, both should produce around 268 HP.

There are other rumors out there, including the possibility of the FWD suspension system from the Euro Ford Focus RS. From these spy photos, featured on MotorAuthority, it's obvious the new hatch is going to get the typical visual accessories including a hoodscoop, larger wheels, more aggressive front bumper, large spoiler and rocker body panels.

[MotorAuthority]

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Chris P. Bacon

Do the mazdaSpeed3's come with the same interior options as the Mazda3 S-Grand Touring? Because last time I checked the speed was only a grand or so more expensive. You'd think with tire upgrades, suspension upgrades, turbo-engine upgrades, fancier seats, you might lose some of the luxury stuff - like memory seats, adaptive frontlighting system (AFS), etc.

Anyone know?