The media preview is now set for 19 August with 20-29 as the public days

The media preview is now set for 19 August with 20-29 as the public days

The announcement that the New York International Auto Show will now shift to August - from April - means a less crowded calendar for Q2.

The news earlier on 20 October follows a recent statement from the organisers of the NAIAS that it will move permanently to an autumn slot.

We still don't know if the Geneva Salon will take place or not, the latest speculation suggesting that it could happen but as a media-only event in early March. Canada's national show is also scheduled for Q1 but next year it will be an online-only affair before returning as an in-person event in February 2022.

Being an odd-numbered year, the shows we won't be seeing in 2021 include New Delhi, Busan, Paris and Beijing, while Frankfurt is from now on replaced by Munich every two years.

The latest calendar is as follows:

  • Brussels: January
  • Chicago: February
  • Geneva (TBC): March
  • Seoul: April
  • Shanghai: April
  • Los Angeles: May
  • Chengdu: August
  • New York: August
  • Munich: September (replaces Frankfurt)
  • Detroit: September
  • Tokyo: October
  • Guangzhou: November

CES, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Monterey Week and the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este are also scheduled to return in 2021.