The organizers of the event say that the New York auto show 2020 which was rescheduled for August has been canceled now due to the spread of the coronavirus. Also the venue will now be used for a field hospital.
The show which unveils new vehicles was supposed to set up in early April at the Javits Convention Center. But now the center is going to be used as a hospital and is in reserve mode for the probable future, said the organizers.
Now the next Auto Show has scheduled to take place on April 2-11, 2021. Not only this show but many other auto shows in different parts of the world have been canceled this year. Some automakers for example Toyota Motor Corporation are choosing to hold virtual unveilings of the new cars.
Mark Schienberg, President of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, the organization that operates the 120-year old New York auto show said that the automakers and their partners need immense planning to construct a show. But now due to the crucial situation caused by the virus, it seems that it will not be possible to hold the show this year.
In New York, large gatherings and even Broadway shows have been canceled since the labor day.
Auto shows in Geneva have been canceled. The Paris auto show which was scheduled in late September and early October was canceled in March. Also, Detroit’s auto show scheduled to set up in June was canceled in March.
Beijing’s 2020 auto show was postponed till September. The Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach California was also canceled.
People who often visit auto shows are those which are potential new car buyers but cost millions of dollars to put on. The automakers are still thinking whether they are still making economic sense in the middle of the coronavirus and have climbed back from the number of shows they take part in.
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