2020 New York Auto Show dates postponed to summer | Buying guides
The dates for the 2020 New York Auto Show have been moved due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the exhibition being postponed from August 28 to September 6, 2020. The show was scheduled to run from April 10 to April 19, 2020 at the center Jacob Javits convention in Manhattan. .
“We are taking this extraordinary step to help protect our attendees, exhibitors and all attendees from the coronavirus,” said Mark Schienberg, president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, the organization that owns and operates the New York Auto Show , in a statement.
“For 120 years, ‘the show must go on’ has been deeply ingrained in our DNA, and while the decision to move the dates of the show has not been easy, our top priority remains the health and well-being of all. the people involved in this historic event, ”added Schienberg.
The 2020 New York Auto Show date change comes on the same day that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a containment zone in New Rochelle, a New York suburb where the number of coronaviruses is increasing “relentlessly. “. Starting March 12, all schools and businesses within a one-mile radius of an epicenter on North Avenue in the Wykagyl neighborhood will be closed for two weeks. The National Guard will clean up public spaces and support area residents during the shutdown.
Automakers planning major new vehicles at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) include Acura, Cadillac and Ford, but those plans will now change.
Cadillac had already canceled the debut of Lyriq 2021, it’s new Electric SUV, when NYIAS officials decided to postpone the show. The Lyriq is based on GM’s new electric vehicle architecture, which will also spawn the GMC Hummer electric pickup truck and a Buick electric SUV. The new Cadillac Lyriq also features GM’s new Ultium battery technology.
Ford planned to introduce the Bronco Sport 2021 in New York, a Crossover SUV based on the same platform as the Ford Escape but with a more rugged style and better off-road capability. (Note: the Bronco Sport is not the same as the new Ford Bronco, which is larger and designed to compete with the Jeep Wrangler.) It is possible, especially with the leaked undisguised photos of the Bronco and Bronco Sport. , that Ford simply add the entry level SUV at a big Bronco reveal event unrelated to NYIAS. Of course, this event could also be canceled.
Acura planned to launch a production version of its Type S concept vehicle, which is expected to replace the Current TLX in the automaker’s lineup while resurrecting Type S as a performance designation for the brand. Acura can present the car at a one-off event or wait for dates for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit from June 9 to 20, 2020.