The new Mazdaspeed3 makes its U.S. debut today at the 2009 New York International Auto Show. Mazda Motor Corp.’s compact performance vehicle, which premiered worldwide at the Geneva auto show last month, goes on sale in the U.S. in mid- to late-summer. The output from the 5-door’s 2.3L DISI turbocharged 4-cyl. remains unchanged at 263 hp and 280 lb.-ft. (380 Nm) of torque. But Mazda says it has “harnessed that power more efficiently,” employing a hood-mounted intercooler scoop, ...

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