2010 Mazda3 hatchback joins goofy-grinning sedan

Mazda will showcase the all-new Mazda3 5-door hatchback at the Bologna Motor Show on December 3, 2008.

2010 Mazda3 5-door
Mazda has revealed its updated Mazda3 5-door hatchback, our favorite incarnation of the Mazda3 formula. Mazda Motor Corporation

We just saw the unveiling of the new for 2010 Mazda Mazda3 sedan at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, but curiously, the 5-door hatchback was missing in action...until now.

2010 Mazda3 5-door (frontal)
The 5-door hatchback gets the same happy-face of the sedan revealed in LA. Mazda Motor Corporation

Mazda has released details and photos of the all-new Mazda3 5-door hatchback, which it plans to showcase at the Bologna Motor Show on December 3, 2008.

Bologna being a European show, Mazda has shared details about the newly-developed 2.2-liter turbodiesel, which we won't be getting in the States (for now). The 2.2-liter oil burner will be offered in two tunes, a high-power 182 horsepower version and a standard version rated at 148 horsepower, both of which offer claimed fuel economy and emissions gains over the old 2.0-liter turbodiesel.

The rest of the drivetrain options and details should stack up more or less with those of the sedan.

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