Christie Schweinsberg

Christie
Schweinsberg
Senior Editor,
WardsAuto

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

Articles
Nissan Wants to Sell More of Murano; Titan on Target 1
Within the midsize CUV segment, the Nissan Murano was one of the lower-volume models in 2016, outsold by entrants from Chevy, Toyota, Subaru, Ford, Hyundai and Honda.
Toyota: Down Sales for Prius, Upside for RAV4 Hybrid
Toyota targets fewer Prius sales this year than last, while the RAV4 Hybrid could be hotter in 2017.
CR-V Trumping Civic? Not Without Fight
With multiple variants in its lineup, some still to come, the Civic may prove more popular this year than last.
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.
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