I cover the Asian auto makers here at WardsAuto, with a primary focus on the Japanese and Korean brands in the U.S.

Posts by Christie Schweinsberg

in Road Ahead Sep 21, 2015

The Prius Will Be OK

Given today's slew of alternative-powertrain vehicles, some are busy writing the Prius's obituary. But there's no green model that has sold as well....More

Honda Makes Bold Move But Will It Stick?

Honda puts a designer in charge of its Acura brand, but recent history shows similar moves at other automakers haven't been long-lived....More

Ito’s Departure a Long Time Coming

During outgoing Honda President Ito's reign, the automaker made some major missteps, from the underwhelming '12 Civic, to the '10 Insight. He also....More

Infiniti Needs New CUVs, Stat

While large and performance cars are important to cast a halo over the Infiniti brand, it needs updated, compelling CUVs to really increase its sales....More
in Road Ahead Sep 17, 2014

Safety Shouldn’t Be Disabled

All vehicle safety technologies, be they old like seatbelts or new like lane-departure warning, should be mandatory, not optional....More
in Road Ahead Sep 08, 2014

Honda’s Showing Some Fighting Spirit

After recent years of lengthier lifecycles, Honda is taking a page from competitors, and its own history, by bringing a new Civic out earlier than....More
in Road Ahead Aug 05, 2014

Mercedes Diesel Does It

We drove a Mercedes' M-Class diesel to the annual Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI. Our verdict: Diesel does it....More
in Road Ahead Jun 26, 2014

Please, Just Leave Me Alone

Automakers want to know where you go and how often you go there...to make your life easier. Yeah, right....More

Carry Me Home, and Home

A Nissan NV200 arrives in the office just in time to help me with a move. How did it do? Read on to find out....More

Toyota Texas Move: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

The industry’s self-professed greenest automaker is said to be uprooting its U.S. sales-and-marketing operations to the country’s least-green state....More

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