Christie Schweinsberg

Christie
Schweinsberg
Senior Editor,
WardsAuto

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

Articles
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.
Nuance Incorporates AI Into Latest Voice Technology
“For us, what artificial intelligence means in the car context is the ability of the driver to say relatively complicated queries, and the system is able to understand that and offer sensible solutions,” says a Nuance official.
Why Aren’t More People Buying Green? 7
If you can plug in your iPhone and iPad, you can plug in your car, folks. It really is that easy. And in the case of hybrid Accord and Elantra Eco, there is no plugging in necessary. And the latter costs just $20,000, a price that’s not scary at all.
Subaru Has High Hopes for Platform, Aiming for 800,000
The ascendant Japanese brand believes the new architecture for its cars will be an agent of change, its rigidness and robust safety helping bring in even more buyers.
2017 Wards 10 Best Engines: Green Is Good
A strong batch of green cars, including lots of plug-in hybrids, were in the hunt for this year’s Wards 10 Best Engines awards.
Nissan Hopes Turbo Broadens Sentra's Appeal
The majority of U.S. compact cars, largely those from American and European brands, offer turbocharged mills as options or as the sole engine.
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