Christie Schweinsberg

Christie
Schweinsberg
Associated Editor,
WardsAuto

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

Articles
Hyundai Aiming Genesis Straight at Germans
To attract more premium buyers, including those driving an A6, 5-Series or E-Class, Hyundai plans to pitch the Genesis as “valuable” rather than it being a good “value.”
Toyota’s April: Light Trucks Rule Again, as Does Lexus
While Toyota cars managed a slight gain, trucks saw the bigger growth, as has been the pattern all year.
Toyota Confirms Texas Move, Restructuring
The No.1 Japanese automaker is bringing together various U.S. units into one location in the Dallas suburbs.
Hyundai Comes Into Own With Genesis
Hyundai gives the second-generation Genesis a unique, if polarizing, face, and furthers the sedan’s reputation for being the best-for-the-buck entry in the Mid-Large Luxury segment.
Kia Sells Its Soul for Best Interior
The latest installment in our series on 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors winners takes a look at the ’14 Kia Soul, the boldest and perhaps most bang-for-the-buck interior we’ve tested.
Honda Shows First Glimpse of New HR-V CUV 1
New B-segment CUV will share many attributes with the Fit, including second-row “magic” seats and a roomy interior.
Subaru Shows Off Fifth-Generation Outback in New York
Hill-start assist now is standard on the wagon, as are ventilated rear brake discs. Passenger and cargo room in all grades is larger, and more creature comforts are available across the board.
Hyundai Stages U.S. Debut of New Sonata
A quieter cabin, less fussy styling and more creature comforts are key features of the next-generation sedan.
Heavily Revised Toyota Camry Breaks Cover in New York
Two new grades, a more upscale interior, and ride and handling improvements are key features of the refreshed sedan.
Infiniti Refreshes Biggest Models
The Q70 adds a new long-wheelbase variant with 5.9 ins. more rear legroom, while the QX80 sees changes to its interior wood trims.
New Kia Sedona Revealed
A more powerful engine, second-row seats with flip-up bottom cushions and high-end grade are new for '15.
Nissan Details New Murano Ahead of New York Debut 1
The Japanese automaker's midsize CUV is all-new for '15, getting longer, lower, wider and more aerodynamic, but keeping its 260-hp 3.5L V-6.
Lexus NX U.S.-Bound With Turbo, Hybrid Variants
The new CUV’s turbo engine is a 2.0L gasoline unit but its specifications are unknown. The hybrid likely will use the 2.5L 4-cyl. gasoline engine from the ES 300h sedan.
Honda Targets 70,000 Fit Sales Annually in U.S.
The Fit has enjoyed stronger demographics than its subcompact competitors in the U.S., and Honda expects that trend to continue with the new generation.
Kia Offers Glimpse of New Sedona
Kia’s picture released today again references an MPV, further suggesting the brand wants to move away from the “minivan” segmentation of previous generations.
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