Some Japanese manufacturers have reduced their presence at the LA Auto Show this year (Nissan being one of them). However Mazda kept the same booth size in the same location and brought out not only examples of their current product line but debuted the new Mazda5 (including a Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca track support version) and several one off creations like the MX-5 Super 20 and the Mazda2 Evil Track edition. All that stuff was super cool but the real talk of the exhibit was the North American debut of the Shinari concept. The Shinari marks the beginning of a new take on Mazda’s current design language and we’ll start to see hints of this philosophy within the next few years on up coming Mazda models. My guess is that the Shinari concept is probably already lending itself to the next Mazda6. Stay tuned for a few spotlights from the Mazda exhibit but in the meantime check out a few pics of the exhibit in our Mazda LA Auto Show gallery from our Facebook page.