CARMEL VALLEY, CA – Innovation is a characteristic every auto maker tries to offer when it brings a new vehicle to market. Most recently, car companies have begun carving up the station wagon and cross/utility niches, claiming almost every new model is something groundbreaking. When the Chrysler Pacifica arrived in 2000, for instance, Chrysler called it a “segment- buster” and heralded a completely new type of vehicle; more car-like than an SUV and more stylish than a minivan. In ...

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