North America’s largest auto show could be in for warmer weather. A Monday report from The Detroit News claims the 2020 Detroit Auto Show (North American International Auto Show) will move to June.
Sources close to the Detroit Automotive Dealers Association claim the panel has decided on a June date for the 2020 show after initially floating the month of October. However, the conversation changed after General Motors senior vice president of global communications, Tony Cervone, said a June date had the potential for a “massive festival of automotive.”
The show could piggyback off of the Detroit Grand Prix and the latest report claims show organizers could take a page from the Goodwood Festival of Speed. A future Detroit Auto Show may morph into an all-out automotive festival, rather than just a focus on new car debuts. The Goodwood FoS attracted more than 200,000 people in 2017, which is held over three days.
The Detroit show could also undergo a name change and a dozen names are reportedly on the table to replace “North American International Auto Show.” NAIAS was first brought into the picture in 1989.