The Detroit auto show will take place in June instead of January beginning in 2020, show organizers announced after weeks of swirling rumors about a potential schedule change for one of the largest and most significant auto shows in North America.
Officially named the North American International Auto Show, event organizers were forced to make radical changes after a large group of European automakers announced they were pulling out, including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Volvo.
Summer in Detroit, MI is more conducive to outdoor events and exhibits, and organizers hope that opportunity will draw the interest of both industry officials and show attendees.
“Our show is undergoing its most significant transformation in the last three decades,” Rod Alberts, executive director of the show, said in a statement. “Detroit will continue to be a global stage for some of the world’s most significant and iconic vehicle reveals, and host an unparalleled international audience of media and key industry influencers.”
The 2020 Detroit auto show is currently slated for the week of June 8, show officials said.