Following on from where the Kabura, Sassou and Senku design concepts left off, Mazda will be displaying its latest work at this month’s Greater Los Angeles International Auto Show. The Japanese carmaker will take the wraps of its Nagare concept, whose styling will indicate the future trend of Mazda’s design.

Mazda’s newly appointed global design director, Laurens van den Acker, summed up the future of Mazda design in a single word, “flow.” He adds that the “Nagare is a celebration of proportions and surface language that will evolve into subsequent designs planned for presentation at future international auto shows. Nagare examines light and shadow, and begins to reveal the global design cues for the next generation of Mazda vehicles.”

The Nagare was designed in Irvine, California, by Mazda’s North American division, who will be responsible for many new models in the near future. Other Mazda vehicles planned for the show include the recently launched Mazda CX-7, CX-9 due in early 2007 and the MX-5 Miata.