Detroit Auto Show Moving to September, 2021
The Detroit auto show is changing dates again, this time from June, 2020 to September, 2021. The show is now happening Sept. 28 to Oct. 9. The canceled June 2020 show was going to be a coming out party of sorts, with the move to warmer weather allowing new satellite shows and a series of outdoor exhibitions in Detroit’s downtown and along its riverfront. Show organizers say the show will stay in the fall, with dates secured at Cobo Hall for three years.
Detroit’s move comes right after LA show organizers moved the West Coast show from this November to next May 21-31, between the New York auto show April 2-11 (if it happens) and Detroit’s new June 19-26 spot.
“We have talked with many of our partners, particularly the OEMs, and they are fully on board and excited about the date change,” NAIAS executive director Rod Alberts said in a statement. Show organizers say they secured the dates towards the end of the month, in part, to be mindful of the new IAA in Munich, scheduled for the first full week in September.
“Our responsibility as an auto show is to host a global stage for current products as well as mobility innovations of tomorrow,” Alberts said. “September is an excellent time of year for new product, and at the same time, alleviates the challenges a now crowded spring auto show calendar presents for auto show stakeholders.
Organizers said the show will include all the same features planned for the summer event, including outdoor displays and ride-and-drives. Motor Bella, a three-day weekend kickoff to the show featuring Italian and British supercars, will now take place Sept. 24-26.
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