Shortly after the 2020 Geneva Motor Show was canceled due to coronavirus concerns, the New York Auto Show has announced that its event this year will be postponed for the same reason. The new date for the exhibition will now be pushed back to August 28 and will run through to September 6, meaning that the historic show will take place after the Detroit Auto show.
“We are taking this extraordinary step to help protect our attendees, exhibitors and all participants from the coronavirus,” said Mark Schienberg, president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, in a statement. “For 120 years, ‘the show must go on’ has been heavily embedded in our DNA, and while the decision to move the show dates didn’t come easy, our top priority remains with the health and well-being of all those involved in this historic event. We have already been in communication with many of our exhibitors and partners and are confident that the new dates for the 2020 Show will make for another successful event.”
In other automotive news, Tesla has passed the one million vehicle production mark.