A hospital instead of a car dealership: how Detroit is struggling with COVID-19

A hospital instead of a car dealership: how Detroit is struggling with COVID-19


The pause in conducting a North American show will last for two and a half years.

The organizers of the Detroit auto show, which this year was supposed to go in summer rather than winter, announced the cancellation of the event due to the pandemic coronavirus. As writes Automotive News Europe, a site where you planned to hold the exhibition, will serve as a temporary hospital.

The North American international auto show (North American International Auto Show, NAIAS), as officially referred to as show in the motor City in recent years began to lose its popularity. Partly this was influenced by the growing role consumer electronics show (Consumer Electronics Show, CES) held in Las Vegas a week earlier, the car manufacturers are more willing to become to bring back their high-tech novelties such as various avtopilotiruemyh electric cars. Because in the summer the year before, the Association of automobile dealers of Detroit have decided that in 2020, the auto show will take place not in January and in June. Now, these plans were not implemented: the next show will take place not earlier than June 2021.


Earlier victims of the coronavirus infection have fallen showrooms in Beijing and Geneva, the Festival of speed at Goodwood, lots of racing events – among other things. The auto show in new York, which according to the original plan was to open a couple of weeks, not canceled, but postponed to the end of the summer.

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