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January 24, 2014

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Ford to try Fiesta sales in Japan again; KBB's picks for best SUVs

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(Koji Sasahara / The Associated Press)

Ford to give its Fiesta another try in Japan
Ford's Fiesta compact (shown) is returning to Japan despite failing a decade ago. Ford has struggled in Japan and stopped selling the Fiesta after selling just 2,800 of them from 2004 through 2007. The Fiesta is one of Ford's top-selling models worldwide. "This is for those who might want a different kind of compact," says Japan Ford President Toshio Morita. "Our business in Japan will become stronger." The Fiesta goes on sale in Japan starting Feb. 1.
The Associated Press




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(Honda)

KBB names 10 best SUVs below $25K
Kelley Blue Book offers its picks of the 10 Best SUVs of 2014 for less than $25,000. The choices:
1. Honda CR-V (shown)
2. Mazda CX-5
3. Nissan Rogue
4. Ford Escape
5. Subaru Forester
6. Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
7. Jeep Cherokee
8. Toyota RAV4
9. Kia Sorento
10. Jeep Wrangler
NWautos staff

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