Christie Schweinsberg

Associated Editor,

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

Lentz Tells Some Dealers Don’t Deliver Mirai 1
In order to purchase a Toyota Mirai a potential buyer must live near a hydrogen refueling station, but there still are few publicly accessible stations in California.
Nissan: We Can Match Bolt 2
“We were very encouraged to see the Bolt – it means electrification is here to stay,” says new Nissan U.S. product planning chief Michael Bunce.
Precision Concept Hints at Future Acura Design Language
The large, coupe-styled concept has various floating elements, including taillights, rear seats and a touchpad.
Hyundai Pegs 2016 Growth at 3%, Ioniq to Be 50-State Model
Any U.S. Hyundai dealer can take an order for the Ioniq, but not all will carry it in their showrooms.
Kia Forte, Telluride CUV Concept Break Cover
The refreshed Forte sedan gets more fuel-efficient 2.0L, while the Telluride is fitted with passenger health sensors and a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Hyundai Genesis Brand G90 Makes U.S. Debut
The flagship model of Hyundai’s new Genesis luxury brand gets Hyundai’s first twin-turbocharged engine and scads of luxury content, including a 22-way power driver’s seat.
Second-Generation Honda Ridgeline Unwrapped in Detroit
The truck’s in-bed trunk returns, this time with a flat floor and drain plug. Honda also adds an AC power inverter and audio system in the bed to up its tailgating cred.
Lexus Debuts LC 500 Flagship Coupe 1
An all-new platform and a new 10-speed automatic transmission mated to Lexus’s 5.0L V-8 are just two of the features of the Japanese luxury brand’s new 2-door.
Production Infiniti Q60 Coupe Unveiled
Buyers will be able to select from three engines, including Nissan’s newest-generation V-6, the VR series in 300-hp or 400-hp versions.
Titan Warrior Concept Breaks Cover
The concept truck is based on a standard-wheelbase Titan XD Crew Cab. It has the same overall length, but is almost 3 ins. taller and 6 ins. wider.
Mitsubishi to Hit 100,000 Sales in 2016
Mitsubishi’s U.S. sales chief credits the brand’s refocusing on CUVs for its 2015 success, as well as strong deliveries of its Mirage B-car.
Subaru, FCA Biggest Share Gainers in 2015; Honda, GM Fall
Market-share winners at the brand level include Jeep, GMC, Infiniti, Kia, Lexus, Nissan and Volvo.
Kia Launching Drive Wise Sub-Brand
Advanced driver-assistance technologies will fall under the Drive Wise banner, including urban and highway autonomous driving.
Japan Big Three Climb in December
Toyota, Honda and Nissan also saw good annual results in 2015, with Toyota and Nissan setting volume records.
Kia Not Ready for Luxury Brand
As far as Kia’s U.S. COO is concerned, the brand has just dipped its toe in the luxury waters with the 2014 U.S.-market debut of the K900.

Feb 11, 2016

Hyundai Plug-In Hybrid EV -- 2016 Award Acceptance

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