Consumers want the capability to make something out of nothing, and vice-versa, says Intier Automotive Inc. “Cargo-passenger flexibility is the biggest thing,” explains Imtiyaz Syed, Intier seating group vice president-engineering. This trend originated when the minivan segment began to evolve and gathered momentum with the arrival of SUVs. But creative, segment-busting vehicle programs such as the Chrysler PT Cruiser and the Honda Element have pushed the envelope further. ...

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