The Paris auto show will not be maintained in its current form this year because of the effects of the coronavirus crisis, organizers said.
The event is scheduled to run Sept. 26-Oct. 11, with media days on Sept. 29-30.
Organizers stopped short of completely canceling or postponing the show, but they suggested that the traditional automaker displays at the city’s exposition center would not be held this year.
Only peripheral events such as Movin’On, billed as a business-to-business event “on innovation and sustainable mobility” were not yet in jeopardy, the organizers said in a press release.
“We are studying alternative solutions in consultation with our main partners,” organizers said, citing the gravity of the coronavirus outbreak and the “economic shock wave” to the automotive industry. Assembly plants and auto dealers are closed across Europe and North America.
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