Christie Schweinsberg

Christie
Schweinsberg
Senior Editor,
WardsAuto

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

Articles
Toyota Aims for Bolder, More Exciting Interiors
Color and pattern are playing a bigger role than before inside the brand’s U.S. vehicles.
Toyota Hopes to Boost Compact Hatch Sales
The Japanese automaker sees more upside for its Corolla compact 5-door, which gets a new generation for ’19.
Nissan Declutters Altima Interior, Aims for Serenity
Nissan designers working on the Altima wanted fewer controls, or ones more logically placed, to create open-ness.
Wards 10 Best Interiors Nominees Color Our World
Green, orange, red, navy and shades of brown spice up the industry’s newest interiors. Forty all-new or significantly redesigned interiors are being evaluated this year.
Toyota Sales Flat in March, Up in Q1
Toyota, thanks to continued strong sales of the RAV4 and Highlander, was flat last month, while Lexus sales dipped on declining car deliveries.
JLR Eager to Assemble in U.S., Touts Waymo Pact
The British automaker’s CEO won’t specify what level of U.S. volume would be a catalyst for production in the States, but he says you can’t look at Volvo as a reason for JLR to pull the trigger.
The Big Story: The Little Brand That Could
Mitsubishi looked to be a dead brand walking in the U.S. Now it is getting a new lease on life. And dealers couldn’t be happier.
Fifth-Gen Subaru Forester Revealed
A bigger wheelbase helps increase passenger and cargo room, while direct injection and a higher compression ratio boost the 2.5L boxer’s output.
New Kia K900, Refreshed Optima, Sedona Unveiled
The Korean brand says its second-generation flagship luxury sedan has been redesigned in every aspect, with only the name carrying over.
Hyundai Unwraps New Santa Fe, Tucson and Kona CUVs
The fourth-generation Santa Fe and new Santa Fe Diesel variant are the third and fourth of eight planned CUVs in the U.S., Hyundai says.
Nissan Pulls Covers Off Sixth-Gen Altima 1
All-wheel drive is added for the first time on the sedan, which wears a look influenced by last year’s VMotion 2.0 concept from the Detroit auto show.
Fifth-Gen RAV4 Uncovered in New York
The best-selling CUV in the U.S. gets a new look and two new powertrains, both borrowed from Toyota’s Camry midsize sedan.
Jag Debuts ‘Extreme’ F-Pace
The high-performance variant of Jaguar’s midsize CUV has an estimated 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds.
Toyota to Intro Corolla Hatch in New York
Compared with the outgoing iM hatch, the Corolla 5-door is longer and wider, plus has a lighter, smaller engine and a so-called unified interior.
VW: Passat GT Injects Interest in Segment, Better Than Incentives
Midsize-car sales are off this year, with deliveries of the Passat falling the most of all segment players.
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Mar 8, 2018
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