- Forbes, Monday, September 21, 2020 8:21 PM
After cancelling its show this past June due to COVID-19, organizers of the Detroit auto show (formally known as the North American International Auto Show) are now moving the date to next September.
Historically held in January, the show had been scheduled for a new early summer time slot before the pandemic hit. The January show had been “buffeted for a couple of years by intensifying
competition from the Consumer Electronics Show and growing indifference by German automakers,” according to Forbes
. The latest blow was the Los Angeles auto show announcing it would
move its November 2020 show to May 2021, which no doubt would have stolen some of Detroit's thunder if it had continued in the June timeframe.
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