Aesthetically, the 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 may look vastly different from its predecessor, but unfortunately, it’s slower due to the 52-pounds of added weight. It’s still powered by a turbocharged 2.3L engine that generates 263hp and 280lb-ft of torque. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Styling wasn’t what the MS3 was all about when it was introduced. It was about being a practical and cost-effective ass-kicker. And the 2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3 still is.

[via Edmunds]