It began with the Geneva Motor Show not pushing through earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was followed by several other automotive events being postponed or canceled altogether as the pandemic worsened. Now, it’s the New York International Auto Show’s turn to be canceled for the year.
Event organizers decided to completely move the event to April of next year due to the coronavirus. The show, which was originally scheduled for April, was moved to August of this year. But as things are, the uncertainty of the virus spread and the auto industry as a whole prompted the decision.
Apart from this, New York City has converted the auto show’s venue, the Javits Center, into a standby field hospital that’s ready to treat COVID-19 cases should the need arise. Plus, automakers also need more time to mount a show of this magnitude.
Moving forward, the New York International Auto Show is slated for April 2-11, 2021.