2020 Detroit Auto Show postponed because of coronavirus

BMW M550i at Detroit Auto Show

After the cancellation of Geneva Motor Show and New York Motor Show, this time Detroit Auto Show has also got postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The event is the third large-scale auto show that is being cancelled because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Earlier, the organizers shifted the show to June 2020 from January 2020, in order to reduce the cost of the automakers.

The organizers have stated that the auto event will be held in June 2021 instead of 2020, as the convention center venue is set to be used as a temporary field hospital for Federal Emergency Management Administration.

Supporting the move, Ford Motor in a statement, said that it wholly supports NAIAS organizers’ decision to postpone the event.

Earlier, the Geneva Motor Show was cancelled because of the outbreak of the virus. The New York Motor Show was also postponed till August from April because of the crisis. The Javits Convention Center located in Manhattan, where the New York Motor Show is held, is being reorganized into a makeshift hospital.

Automakers in the US and across the world have shut their plants due to the coronavirus crisis. Coronavirus has so far infected over 683,583 people and killed 32,144 worldwide. About 123,828 people in the US have been confirmed as being infected with the coronavirus. The virus has killed 2,229 people in the country.

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