The New York auto show, which was due to take place last month, was postponed until August because of a new crown outbreak, but now the show’s organizer, the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA), has made the latest decision to officially cancel this year’s show,media reported. According to its disclosure, they will not be able to meet the deadline and will focus on the recovery of next spring’s auto show.
Today, the Javits Exhibition Center, where the show is located, is still being used as a field hospital for patients with new coronary pneumonia. Although no patients have yet been treated there, they are still in “standby” in case of future emergencies. We know that the outbreak in New York City is particularly severe in the United States, with more than 196,000 confirmed cases and more than 16,000 deaths.
“Since the beginning of this pandemic, we have been working closely with the governor’s office and Javits officials to protect our attendees,” Mark Schienberg, chairman of GNYADA, said in a statement. We are very proud of the role played by the Javits Centre in this difficult period, and we understand the need for it to continue to prepare for service. “
Schienberg also said he expects potential demand for new cars in the region and across the country to be huge. Car dealers often rely on auto shows large and small to stimulate interest in new models. This year’s New York Auto Show is expected to include the debut of a Volkswagen ID 4 electric SUV, the first mass-produced version of an electric car start-up, Lucid Motors, and Ford’s revamped Bronco.
But like many other auto shows, the New York Auto Show has lost some of its biggest carmakers, with well-known brands such as Mercedes-Benz and Audi deciding not to take part in this year’s show, while BMW opted out before the 2019 show.