Since the lines are starting to blur between cars and tech, more and more automakers are choosing to showcase their car at the tech event instead of auto show. To make sure the Detroit Auto Show or North American International Auto Show does not get overshadowed by the tech event, it was reported that the show might change its date.
According to the Wall Street Journal and Crain’s Detroit Business, the show might be moved from January to October. This was after more than a few automakers have started to avoid shows like the Detroit Auto Show.
While moving the date of the event might sound like an easy task, it is not. NAIAS has Cobo booked for January until 2025 so this will mean that they would have to renegotiate contracts with Cobo.
Shows like these usually take months to organize and the sudden change might lead to the show being less showy.Of course, they might just push the whole thing back next year but that would mean a huge gap between the last Detroit Auto Show and the next show.