Detroit International Auto Show postponed to September 2021September 22, 2020
The organizers of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which is traditionally held in Detroit (USA), have decided to postpone the date of the next auto show to September 2021. The blame is the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
For decades, the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has been held in January. After 2019, the organizers of the show moved the date of the auto show to the summer and planned to hold it in June this year. Due to the coronavirus, the show has been postponed until 2021. The auto show has been postponed again until September 2021 and it is reported that in the future it will also take place at this time.
“We spoke with many of our partners, especially the original equipment manufacturers, and they fully agree with the change in the date of the show,” said NAIAS CEO Rod Alberts.
The new dates for the next year’s auto show are from September 28 to October 9.
“Our responsibility as organizers of the show is to create a global arena for the leading leaders in the automotive industry and tomorrow’s mobile innovation,” said Mr Alberts in a statement. “September is a great time of the year to present new models.”
Technically, NAIAS will be comprised of seven exhibitions starting September 24th with Motor Bella dedicated to British and Italian brands. Media Days open on 28 September and Public Show on 2 October.
This is the latest step in the global car dealership calendar, which, to put it mildly, is on “unstable ground”. Carmakers have already ditched major car dealerships in favor of individual events held online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the cancellation of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March, all major showrooms around the world have been rescheduled until at least 2021.
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