The 2021 LA Auto Show has been pushed back from its previous date in late May to late November as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the auto show calendar.
This year’s edition of the LA Auto Show was previously set to be held from May 19th to the 31st. Organizers for the show did not say why they decided to push the event back once more, but it’s almost certain that the current situation with regard to COVID-19 in California was the main contributing factor.
The May date for the LA Auto Show was actually rescheduled from a previously scheduled date of November 18th to the 29th of 2020. That means this particular edition of the show is slated to take place almost a full year after it was initially scheduled. The last time an in-person Los Angeles Auto Show was held was in late 2019, just a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in North America.
This revised date will help differentiate the LA Auto Show from other U.S.-based shows also set to take place this summer, namely the New York Auto Show, which will be held from August 19th to the 29th. The North American International Auto Show in Detroit was previously set to be held in the summer as well, but it has now been indirectly replaced by the outdoor-only Motor Bella show, which will be held between September 21st and 26th.
With COVID-19 preventing major auto shows from going forth, automakers have been forced to get creative when it comes to vehicle debuts and host their own online unveilings. GM has debuted a handful of products this way so far, including the GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq show car.