The new Mazda 3 MPS will be unveiled for spectators at the Geneva Motor Show.
It will share the 2.3-litre turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder engine that comes with its elder sibling, the Mazda 6.
The engine allows the new Mazda 3 to deliver 274 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, doing an estimated 0-60mph in around six seconds.
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It will remain a front wheel driven vehicle, with similar updates coming to the model when it is released on American shores.
The Mazda 3 is a firm favourite among car buyers, with Auto Express declaring it "A worthy contender in the family car sector."
It has also been praised for its looks and the "surprising" amount it offers for its retail price.
Specific details of the Mazda 3 MPS are yet to be released, however it can be assumed that new car finance deals such as hire purchase agreements will be available for it when it arrives at dealers.