The Los Angeles Auto Show scheduled for November will be postponed by six months because of the coronavirus, setting up a calendar packed with major U.S. auto shows next spring.
The L.A. event, which had been scheduled to run Nov. 20-29, will now take place May 21-31, 2021, according to three people familiar with the show’s planning.
An announcement could come as early as this week, two of the people said.
The show’s president, Terri Toennies, did not respond to four voice, text and email messages seeking comment.
A rescheduled L.A. show would pit the event between April’s New York show and June’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The quick succession would force automakers to make tough decisions on which venues get the most significant unveilings.
Barring any further postponements or cancellations, the three shows will be compressed within a three-month window instead of being spread out over seven months.
Public days for the next New York show are set for April…
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