Beijing auto show postponed due to coronavirusFebruary 17, 2020
The motor show in Beijing, which is scheduled for April 21-30, will be postponed no later than the date indicated on the official web portal of the exhibition. As the reason marked “protection of guests and participants from the epidemic of the coronavirus.” New dates for the show will be announced later.
Assumptions that the Beijing auto show will be canceled have been expressed before, but now this information has been officially confirmed. This is not the first event in the country that was postponed due to an outbreak of coronavirus.
Earlier, the same decision was made by the organizers of the Credit Suisse Group AG investment conference, and for the first time in a couple of 10 years, the government can postpone the spring session of the All-China Assembly of People’s Representatives.
Regarding the Beijing auto show, its holding began in 1900 and was carried out every 2 years, alternating with the Shanghai Motor Show. Usually the largest number of exhibition openings are for the domestic market. Last year, participants occupied 8 pavilions with a total area of 220,000 square meters, exhibited over 1,000 cars, 105 of which had the status of new products.
The coronavirus epidemic, which began to spread from the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei Province, affected the auto industry. Most car makers and component manufacturers stopped working at enterprises, not only within the state, but also abroad. The first corporation to introduce downtime outside the PRC was Hyundai, which announced the suspension of auto production at a South Korean factory.
In addition, we previously named the TOP 5 of the best concept models at the New Delhi Motor Show.
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