Christie Schweinsberg

Christie
Schweinsberg
Senior Editor,
WardsAuto

Christie covers Asia-based auto makers and the U.S. heavy-truck market.

Articles
Toyota Predicts Flat Camry Sales, Despite New Model
The increasing affinity for CUVs instead of cars by American buyers, combined with a flattening U.S. auto market, could prevent Camry from growing in 2017.
Toyota: C-HR Might Have More Potential, Flat Sales in 2017
WardsAuto’s Small CUV segment was one of the industry’s fastest-growing in 2016, up 26.0% last year from 2015, to 968,013.
Honda Not Saying If New Hybrid Reviving Insight
The forthcoming dedicated hybrid will not be part of the Clarity family, which includes fuel-cell, plug-in hybrid and all-electric models.
Nissan: Subcompact CUV Still Under Study, Also Looking at A-Segment
The new Rogue Sport small compact isn’t precluding Nissan from going smaller still in the CUV sector.
New Camry Breaks Cover
A new, direct-injected 4-cyl., futuristic design inside and out, plus more infotainment and safety technology, are due on the eighth-generation sedan.
Odyssey Unwrapped With In-Vehicle Camera, Advanced Automatics
The fifth-generation of Honda’s minivan keeps pace with competitors on technology, thanks to a cabin microphone and camera, as well as 4G LTE and a customizable display audio screen.
Nissan Shows Future Sedan Direction With Concept
Nissan gives no information on when, or if, any of the concept’s design features will arrive. However, the car roughly is the same length as the Altima midsize sedan, which is due to be redesigned next year.
Lexus Unveils Next-Generation LS Flagship
Features of the new large luxury sedan include a twin-turbo V-6 mated to a 10-speed automatic, plus what Lexus touts as the world’s biggest in-car head-up display.
Nissan Small CUV, Wearing Rogue Name, Debuts in Detroit
Nissan’s new small CUV is 12 ins. shorter in length than the Rogue, and dimensionally closer to a compact than subcompact size.
Kia Reveals Stinger Luxury Sedan
The car will be available with Hyundai/Kia’s 3.3L twin-turbo V-6 from the Genesis lineup and an all-new 2.0L turbocharged 4-cyl.
Nissan Autonomous Tech to Handle “Unpredictable” Situations, Next Leaf
Mobility managers will decide how to handle tricky on-road scenarios that may stump autonomous vehicles.
Honda Rolls Out Electric Automated EV, In-Vehicle Payment Concepts at CES
The Japanese automaker also is showing at CES what it says is more accurate in-vehicle voice control, 3D images on a concept display and a virtual-reality headset in combination with a DreamWorks film.
Scooter, Exoskeletons, Health, Autonomy on Hyundai’s CES Stand
An Ioniq scooter, self-driving Ioniq EVs, three wearable exoskeletons and a concept cockpit that jostles or soothes drivers are being shown at the annual Las Vegas conference.
Infiniti QX50 Concept With ProPilot to Debut in Detroit
The semi-autonomous suite of technologies will “delegate” to the car the navigation of stop-start highway traffic.
Impreza Impresses
The fifth generation of Subaru’s compact car is 95% new, with much-improved safety, performance and creature comforts that should worry the competition.
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