The organizers of the Los Angeles Auto Show have just confirmed the rumors that circulated earlier this week: the edition scheduled for November 2020 will not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Instead, the event will be held May 21-31, 2021, all preceded by two media days.
“We appreciate the continued support from the Los Angeles Convention Center, the City of Los Angeles and all of our automotive partners,” said Lisa Kaz, CEO of the Los Angeles Auto Show. Memorial Day weekend is a great time of year to hold outdoor activities and launches. The climate of LA creates exciting new opportunities for a springtime date.”
Manufacturers who had planned to unveil new models in Los Angeles this fall will therefore have to look to other avenues.
This delay will also cause some congestion in the auto show season next spring. There will be New York (April 2-11), Los Angeles (May 21-31), then finally Detroit (June 11-26). Of course, depending on the evolution of the pandemic and the necessary health measures, changes could still occur.
Recall that another major auto show in November, SEMA in Las Vegas, was canceled a few weeks ago. And since the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas will be held virtually in early January, that means the next major automotive event on the calendar is… the Montreal Auto Show! The latter is still scheduled from January 15 to 24, 2021.