New York auto show postponed to August 2020

    New York auto show has been postponed over Covid-19 concerns; will now be held from August 28 to September 6.

    Published On Mar 11, 2020 04:39:00 PM


    New York auto show postponed to August 2020

    The New York International Auto Show, due to happen in April 2020, has been postponed due to coronavirus (Covid-19) concerns. This announcement follows the postponement of the Beijing motor show, also in April, and the cancellation of the Geneva motor show last week. The new dates for the New York auto show will now be August 28 to September 6, 2020.

    New York is one of the hardest-hit areas for coronavirus cases in America so far, with 173 confirmed cases as of March 10.

    The decision to run the motor show in August ensures enough breathing space from Detroit motor show which, this year, will run in June for the first time, having previously been held in January. Organisers of the Detroit show have said they are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation while moving forward with show plans.

    Mark Schienberg, boss of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, the organisation that operates the New York motor show, said: “We are taking this extraordinary step to help protect our attendees, exhibitors and all participants from the coronavirus.

    “For 120 years, ‘the show must go on’ has been heavily embedded in our DNA, and while the decision to move the show dates didn’t come easy, our top priority remains with the health and well-being of all those involved in this historic event.

     “We have already been in communication with many of our exhibitors and partners and are confident that the 2020 show will make for another successful event.”

    The organisation said that the show contributes $330 million (Rs 24.33 crore approx) to the local economy.

    Also see:

    More MotoGP, Formula E races postponed over Coronavirus fears

    Tata Motors: Chinese suppliers gradually resuming operations

    BS6 and Coronavirus impacts two-wheeler sales in February 2020

    Copyright (c) Autocar UK. All rights reserved.



    No comments yet. Be the first to comment.

    Ask Autocar Anything about Car and Bike Buying and Maintenance Advices
    Need an expert opinion on your car and bike related queries?
    Ask Now

    Search By Car Price

    Poll of the month

    The Mahindra XUV 300 facelift will be called the XUV 3XO. Should more brands rename models for facelifts?

    Yes, it could give new life to a slow-selling car



    Yes, but only if there are significant changes



    No, it's confusing and dilutes the brand name



    No difference, the product speaks for itself



    Total Votes : 654
    Sign up for our newsletter

    Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe