Christie Schweinsberg

Associated Editor,

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

Infiniti’s Bartsch on Brewing Product Storm
The Nissan luxury brand’s top U.S. sales executive says while the brand is waiting for new product to arrive it is getting its design DNA in order.
Hefty Increase in RAV4 Sales Powers Toyota to Record August
Economic indicators give Toyota confidence heading into the fourth quarter, when its North American production will be the highest in seven years.
Infiniti: De Nysschen Departure Doesn't Slow Us Down
While the South African-born auto executive was executing a "mission and vision," it was a mission and a vision developed by Nissan’s top two executives.
TLX: Acura’s New-Old Car
The TLX is Acura’s new, technology-rich midsize sedan, but it looks a lot like the models it replaces, not a good thing when needing to stand out in a segment that is shrinking.
Infiniti Q40 Name to Stick Around; EV Intro Date Fuzzy
The car formerly known as the G37 is set to exit the lineup next year, but the name will live on, although on what type of vehicle is unclear.
ATS Coupe Another Compelling Cadillac
The new 2-door variant of the brand’s midsize sport sedan is a winner, and should draw more attention to the struggling ATS lineup.
Honda Calling Back ’15 Fits for Bumper Fix
Honda discovered welding wasn’t up to snuff after the Fit rated “marginal” in the most recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small-overlap test.
Acura Looks to Get Back on Track
MDX growth of 55.5% and RLX gain of 7.1% through July were in stark contrast to the brand’s other models, which all posted declines.
Acura RLX Hybrid Delay 'Technical'
The Honda near-luxury brand hopes the car will arrive at U.S. Acura dealers in late summer, after missing its scheduled spring introduction.
Toyota Holding Off on Adding Capacity in U.S.
Improving its productivity to utilize existing machine capacity is Toyota’s “first priority” in North American manufacturing, a top company official says.
Diaz: Nissan Pulling Back on Altima Incentives
Deliveries of the Japanese automaker’s best-selling model in the U.S. fell 13.2% last month on a daily-rate basis but are up 2.9% for the year.
Toyota’s Nagata to Suppliers: Share Your Best Tech With Us
The No.1 Japanese automaker acknowledges there’s room for much improvement in its supplier relations.
First Element Sees Five-Year Path to Profitability
Not surprisingly, the initial FEF hydrogen dispensers mainly will be in major metropolitan areas, with a few exceptions.
Honda to Match Competitor Timing on Autonomous Vehicles
The Japanese automaker up to this point has publicly shown and detailed only semi-autonomous technologies.
Cadillac Looks to Grow Compact Presence With ATS Coupe
Style and driving dynamics are seen as key draws to the new 2-door ATS.
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