Biden calls pandemic “over” despite pathetic booster rates and new variants

Enlarge / US President Joe Biden speaks at the Detroit Auto Show, in Detroit on September 14, 2022. (credit: Getty | Anadolu Agency) “The pandemic is over,” President Joe Biden said matter-of-factly in a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday night. The impromptu comment immediately drew headlines, as well as criticism from health experts. It […]

Kia wants to keep Stinger fresh with frequent variants

Kia is apparently feeling confident enough in the early sales figures of its new Stinger sedan to be mulling ideas for future variants of its GT-inspired fastback. The brand’s North American product planner tells AutoGuide it wants to keep the nameplate’s lineup fresh with frequent updates and additions. “The reaction has been phenomenal to (the […]

Driveshaft Delete: BMW X2 and X3 Drop Price with New Two-Wheel-Drive Variants

– There’s no use paying for something you don’t need on a new BMW, even if nobody “needs” a new BMW. To sweeten the deal on its latest crossovers, BMW is offering two-wheel-drive versions of its X2 and X3, a move that effectively lowers starting prices. – At their debut, both the X2 and X3 were […]

Diabetes news: New genetic variants identified that could lower Type 2 diabetes risk

SCIENTISTS have identified seven new genetic variants that could lower a person’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, it emerged today. The research studied 451,000 people involved in the UK Biobank to find variations in certain genes that were linked to levels of body fat.

All-electric Porsche Mission E expected to get multiple variants

Electric car sales are on the rise. Nearly every mainstream automaker has or is working on a fully-electric vehicle to meet ever-increasing customer demands. Porsche’s first foray into the full-electric camp is the upcoming Mission E, a performance sedan with its sights aimed squarely at Tesla. According to Autocar, demand is up so much for […]

Audi Wants High-Performance EVs to Join Hybrid RS Variants

– The great thing about talking to senior executives at auto companies is that they know considerably more than their PR minders do. And sometimes, if you get the right exec on the right day, they’re prepared to talk about things the spin doctors would advise against revealing. – We suspect that Peter Mertens, new […]

Two new Porsche 911 variants will give enthusiasts more power to play with

Porsche is preparing two new variants of the 911, according to British magazine Autocar. The first is an updated 911 GT3 with a 4.0-liter flat-six, and the second is a more hardcore GT2 RS with no less than 650 horsepower on tap. The post Two new Porsche 911 variants will give enthusiasts more power to […]