DETROIT, Michigan — As of 2020, the North American International Auto Show will no longer take in January. It would represent the first time in at least 50 years that the Detroit auto show will not take place in January. The 2019 show already is scheduled for the traditional mid-January time frame.
The Cobo Center released this announcement about the North American International Auto Show’s future:
Cobo Center and the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) have worked closely with the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) on many changes over the years. We are continuing to work with NAIAS to accommodate any possible changes in the future. There is no conflict between DADA and Cobo Center on date changes for the show. With our recent $279 million renovation, we are confident that we can accommodate the requirements needed for outdoor exhibit spaces for an October show. We are proud to host the world-class NAIAS at Cobo Center, currently through 2025.