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18Mazda CEO charts how to reach 2 percent of world market, rotary engine far from dead

To launch into this year's LA Auto Show festivities, the Motor Press Guild hosted Mazda president and CEO Takashi Yamanouchi, who proceeded to map out for us Mazda's plan to go from stylish underdog to a more seriously considered Japanese innovator.

122009 LA Auto Show Wrap Up

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24LA 2009: Random beauty in the City of Angels

Just some of the beauty in LA - Click above for high-res image gallery

20LA 2009: The plug-in Prius makes its North American debut

Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery

18LA 2009: Toyota and Billabong craft one funky Venza

Billabong Toyota Venza - Click above for high-res image gallery

18LA 2009: Allard J2X MkII drops our jaw

Allard J2X MkII - Click above for high-res image gallery

20LA 2009: Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder proves the devil is in the details

Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder - Click above for high-res image gallery

57Jay Z vandalizing 2011 Jaguar XJ for 'On to the Next One' video?

On Wednesday night, as part of the run-up to the LA Auto Show, Jaguar held a sizable soiree at SoCal's Milk Studios to show off its latest wares to the public and press, with a heavy focus on its 2011 XJ flagship.

42LA 2009: Toyota debuts its plug-in Prius for North America

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41LA 2009: Custom "Mazdaspeed2" tops the fun-per-pound charts in LA

As cool as some of those custom Ford Fiestas are at the LA Auto Show, these even tidier Mazda2 customs really jumped out at us. Okay, maybe not all of the concepts so much as the "Mazdaspeed2" you see above. The Active2 Surf and Active2 Snow barely registered when we saw this green and grey fun machine. Dubbed the 2Evil Special and not really an official Mazdaspeed2 at all, this concept blends weekend track car with urban commuter in just the right proportions. The other two concepts aren't q

22LA 2009: Luna and Toby model the 2010 Honda Element Dog Friendly package

Luna, left, and Toby, model the Honda Element Dog Friendly edition - Click above for high-res image gallery

17LA 2009: Hands-on with Hughes and Mercedes-Benz's new telematics apps

Hughes Telematics recently announced its partnership with Mercedes-Benz on the automaker's new line of "mbrace" mobile telematics solutions. The system, which connects mbrace-equipped vehicles with an app installed on the user's Apple iPhone or RIM Blackberry, allows people to lock and unlock their doors, contact roadside assistance, get in touch with a local dealer or find their vehicle in a crowded parking lot. It's a relatively trick technology that we spent some time with at the LA Auto Show

39LA 2009: Bye-bye boxy, hello 2010 Hyundai Tucson

2010 Hyundai Tucson - Click above for high-res image gallery

6Best Buy Geek Squads to start testing Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi Geek Squad i-MiEV – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddUPDATE: U.S. bound Mitsubishi Colt will be an all-new global small car

Yesterday, we reported that Mitsubishi is bringing its small, B-segment Colt to our shores. And that's true, mostly. What we've learned between now and then is that Mitsu isn't bringing over the current Colt, but rather the replacement for the current Colt, i.e. the next Colt. In fact, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President Osamu Masuko said as much during last month's Tokyo Motor Show. Here's what he told Automotive News:

39LA 2009: Buick rendering teases new compact sedan

Buick Compact Sedan Rendering - Click above for high-res image

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