The Detroit auto show will return to its original date in January next year, event organizers announced this week.
The last time the North American International Auto Show was held in January was in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic. After the pandemic, the show was moved to September to allow for more flexibility around expanding the show outdoors, but attendance dwindled.
Rod Alberts, executive director of the North American International Auto Show, said in a statement on Thursday that he believes the move back to January “makes the most sense” for the show.
“Our primary goal is to create an impactful auto show and showcase our great city and industry,” he said. “In a constantly changing global automotive landscape, this update reflects our efforts to continue to reimagine the Detroit Auto Show while keeping an eye on what matters most — getting people excited about cars.”
The next Detroit Auto Show will take place Jan. 10-20, 2025, at Huntington Place in downtown Detroit. The Charity Preview will be on Friday, Jan. 10.