Los Angeles Auto Show Likely to Be Postponed to May 2021
Since early March of this year, all major auto shows around the world have been cancelled due to the coronavirus. All but one, actually. The Los Angeles show, normally scheduled to take place in the last days of November, is still on tap. However, the ongoing situation being what it is, particularly within the U.S., an announcement concerning its postponement to next May is apparently imminent.
This is according to a report by Automotive News magazine, which cites three sources it says are very familiar with the planning schedule for the event. Rather than taking place at the end of November as planned, the event will be held from May 21 to 31, 2021.
Which means that if the pandemic situation improves and an effective vaccine comes our way early next year, the first six months of 2021 will see a cavalcade of auto shows and related media events unfurl.
An announcement regarding the new dates for the LA show could be made as early as this week, said two of the sources.
A Los Angeles show in May would place it between the New York Auto Show in April and the Detroit International Auto Show in June. This rapid succession of major events would force manufacturers to make difficult decisions about which locations will be the most important for their unveilings. At the same time, so many new presentations have had to be postponed that there will be no shortage of new products to showcase in the coming year.Read more