Christie Schweinsberg

Senior Editor,

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

Genesis Reveals Fuel-Cell SUV Concept in NY
Key design features include a spine running through the center of the SUV from front to back, a diamond-mesh grille, wide-set horizontal quad headlamps and 23-in. mesh alloy wheels.
Hyundai Brings Refreshed Sonata to New York
Hyundai updates the car’s styling for ’18, bringing it visually closer to the sixth-generation model that put the brand on U.S. buyers' radar.
Honda Details Clarity PHEV, EV, Targets 75,000 U.S. Sales
The automaker calls for a 42-mile electric range for the plug-in Clarity and an 80-mile range for the Clarity EV.
Toyota Takes Wraps Off Urban 4X4 Concept
Vertical- and horizontal-opening tailgate doors, rotating door handles and vents, color-coded interior bins and removable lighting and audio system are key functional and design elements of the small CUV concept.
Kia Rio Gets U.S. Unveil
Both sedan and 5-door body styles grow modestly in overall length, but the slight increase boosts their wheelbases and improves interior volume.
Acura Expands AWD, Adds Sport Grade in TLX Refresh
A new A-Spec trim, with red leather or black Alcantara seats and door inserts, is new for ’18.
Infiniti Looks to Next QX80 With Monograph Concept
Horizontal lines, satin-copper skin, a wider and taller version of Infiniti’s double-arch grille and the brand’s signature human-eye headlamps are some of the vehicle’s design elements.
At Subaru, Design Now a Priority 2
“We’ve made great cars, but not necessarily the most beautiful. Now they’re really going to be emotionally appealing, to a level they haven’t been before,” a Subaru designer says.
Honda Pulls Cover on Civic Si Ahead of New York Show
Peak horsepower of 205 is the same as in the outgoing Civic Si. However, it arrives earlier than before.
Panelists: Sharing, Autonomy Will Help More Than Hurt Industry, Society
While drivers’ jobs may go away, new jobs to service and maintain shared fleets will be created, says Uber’s Marakby.
Hyundai Introduces New Engine in Ioniq, Niro Hybrids 2
Hyundai engineers make efficiency gains on direct-injection, cooled-exhaust-gas-recirculation systems that give the Blue grade of the Ioniq hybrid class-leading fuel economy in the U.S.
Buick Pulls Cover Off Regal 5-Door, New Wagon 1
Subaru and Volvo wagon buyers and utility-vehicle owners are seen as the primary source of sales for the new Regal wagon.
Honda Details Front-Engine, Front-Wheel-Drive 10AT on Odyssey
The new 10-speed automatic is destined for wide application within Honda’s U.S. lineup, including the next-generation Accord sedan and most Acuras, WardsAuto forecasts.
Toyota and Honda Sales Slip in March, Nissan's Rise
All three brands tout best-ever light-truck sales, but they also saw sharp declines in car deliveries.
Acura MDX Hybrid Set at Low End of Large-Luxury Scale
The new Acura hybrid CUV will undercut the Lexus RX 450h and Infiniti QX60, as well as plug-in hybrid CUVs from BMW, Mercedes and Volvo.


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