Christie Schweinsberg

Christie
Schweinsberg
Senior Editor,
WardsAuto

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

Articles
Hyundai Europe Keeping Eye on Chinese Brands
The Korean automaker, which entered the European market 17 years ago, has its sights set on becoming the No.1 Asian brand in the region by 2021.
PSA Figuring Out Branding, Wary of Electrification Regulations
Picking one technology “means you are preventing the societies from getting the benefit of having the creative power of all the scientific divisions of all the carmakers in the world,” says PSA CEO Tavares.
Hybrids Propel Toyota in Europe
Toyota has become synonymous with the word ‘hybrid’ in Europe, and that’s not a fluke, says a top official.
Honda Begins Next-Gen Accord Production
Honda also is investing $149 million at its Russells Point, OH, and Tallapoosa, GA, plants for the new Accord’s 10-speed automatic.
Ford Europe Sees Growth, Struggles With Diesel Shift
Ford’s sales in the region are up this year thanks to a heavily refreshed lineup, while the consumer shift away from diesel is keeping it on its toes.
PSA Now Engineering Cars for U.S. Compliance
Peugeot left the U.S. in the early 1990s, but this year established a car-sharing mobility partnership in Los Angeles.
Conti Sees Huge Growth in Automated Driving, Unveils Mobility Tech
By 2025, Continental sees the global market for automated driving technology to be worth €30 billion ($36 billion).
Elantra GT Marriage of Athleticism and Utility
The hot-hatch sector gains a new entrant in the form of Hyundai’s Elantra GT Sport. But does it stack up to the competition?
Toyota Up, Nissan Down in August
Toyota’s light trucks had a record August, offsetting car losses, while Nissan was down in both sectors.
Hyundai Hopes to Ride Compact Hatch Wave
What could be a motivating factor, and what Hyundai is touting, is the utility plus athleticism a compact hatch provides over a B- or C-segment CUV.
Sonata Reinvigorated 1
The Sonata, once a shining star among midsize sedans, lost its way. But with a refresh for ’18, it is back on the path.
The Big Story: Certifiably Hot
Sales of certified pre-owned vehicles have been on a hot streak, and are likely to get hotter. We explore the reasons why.
Hyundai: Still Short of Tucsons, Worries of CUV Slowdown
The Tucson rose to the top of WardsAuto’s Small CUV segment with its July performance, overtaking the Jeep Renegade.
Toyota and Honda Sales Up in July, Nissan Flat
Light trucks, specifically the on-fire RAV4, power Toyota’s July upward, while Honda has better results with cars.
Ioniq a Slow Seller? Not Quite, Says Hyundai 2
The Korean automaker is planning more electrified models for the U.S., hinting a number will be for the in-demand light-truck sector.
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