PHOENIX – While it may seem just another of Toyota Motor Corp.’s typical product innovations, the new Center Stow Seat in the ’08 Highlander cross/utility vehicle represents much more than that. The feature actually was born out of a larger initiative aimed at better meeting customer needs and desires, while at the same time shoring up the auto maker’s slipping quality. Toyota has been scarred by negative reports highlighting its ballooning number of recalls, and it admits to falling ...

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