The 2021 New York Auto Show has been pushed back from early April to late August due to complications surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
The organizers for the New York Auto Show had originally planned to host the event from Friday, April 2nd through to Sunday, April 11th, with the press day being held that Thursday.
With concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, however, it seems unlikely that a major event like the New York Auto Show would be able to go forth in less than six months, so the show has been rescheduled to August.
The international auto show will now be held from Friday, August 20th to Sunday, August 29th, while the press day is scheduled or Thursday, August 19th.
This new, later date should allow the show to go forth without being too severely hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will also give organizers a bigger floor space to work with at Javitz Center in Manhattan.
“Looking at all the issues we’re facing, we have determined that moving the dates of the 2021 NYIAS to August is not only the responsible thing to do, but it puts us in a unique position to occupy the expanded Javits Center with an additional 100,000 square feet of new exhibit space on the main floor and much more,” show President Mark Schienberg said in a prepared statement.
The Chicago Auto Show is still scheduled for February, however it’s still possible the pandemic will prevent the show from being held. The 2021 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, meanwhile, has been rescheduled for late September. Organizers for the Los Angeles Auto Show are hoping to go forth with the event in late May.
While the new NAIAS show date in September is believed to be a permanent change, it’s not clear when the Chicago, LA and New York Auto Show organizers will reschedule their events for once the pandemic has subsided.