The overall impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on car design is difficult to gauge, but motor shows are often an important place for designers to communicate their work
Organisers of the New York auto show have confirmed that the event will be postponed. It is now due to take place between August 28 and September 6.
“We are taking this extraordinary step to help protect our attendees, exhibitors and all participants from the coronavirus,” commented Mark Schienberg, president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, the organisation that owns and operates the New York auto show. “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.”
The news comes soon after the Geneva motor show was cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns. Car Design News will cover any models that are unveiled digitally in place of the show, and will continue to provide coverage on the New York show later in the year.