New York Auto Show 2020 is officially cancelled

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Words: Josh Revell
26 May 2020

The ongoing pandemic has played havoc with motor shows and exhibitions across the world, the New York Auto Show included. After being postponed until late August, the organisers have recently announced the cancellation of the event citing multiple reasons.

Speaking with Automotive News, event organisers said the uncertainty of the outbreak coupled with manufacturers clambering to put together a show led to the event’s cancellation. The show would have also contended with ongoing stay-at-home orders and various government decrees to limit gatherings. The focus now shifts to 2021, where the event will be held over a nine-day period in early April.

It becomes the third major international motor show to be cancelled due to the ongoing crisis surrounding COVID-19. The Geneva Motor Show was cancelled just days before the event after the Swiss government issued a ban on public gatherings of more than 1000 people. The Beijing Auto Show scheduled for April 21 was also cancelled.

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