SUNDANCE, Utah, U.S.A. — Watching their new midsize sport/utility (SUV) vehicle climb straight up a craggy trail that only a bighorn sheep could love brings smiles to the faces of Mazda Motor Corp.'s Japanese engineers gathered here for the SUV's launch. Nevertheless, it took some mighty strong persuasion on the part of Mazda's U.S. arm to convince Japanese counterparts that the 1,820-m (6,000-ft.) Wasatch Moutain range surrounding actor Robert Redford's rustic Sundance resort would help ...

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