Detroit auto show leaves downtown for Pontiac in new event called Motor Bella
TROY, MI - The North American International Auto Show is moving out of the Motor City in 2021, with organizers planning a new fall event with a new name in Pontiac. Motor Bella is planned for Sept. 21-26 at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac. The M1 Concourse, will enable exhibitors to showcase key vehicles and technologies in an outdoor setting, organizers said. M1 Concourse also offers a 1.5-mile hot track on the grounds for technology and vehicle demonstrations. Motor Bella was originally conceived as a celebration of Italian and British supercars and classic vehicles, and was to have debuted at the June 2020 NAIAS.mlive.com
2021 North American International Auto Show canceled due to pandemic
DETROIT – On Monday, the North American International Auto Show announced it will not hold the annual event in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, NAIAS also canceled the event as a result of the pandemic. The show was canceled last year after it was announced that Detroit’s TCF Center would become a temporary hospital for COVID patients. Motor Bella will be held from Sept. 21-26, 2021 at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac. Dates for 2021 Motor Bella
North American International Auto Show moves reimagined show to Sept. 28 through Oct. 9, 2021
DETROIT – The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced that it will move its reimagined indoor and outdoor show, originally planned for summer 2021, to Sept. 28 through Oct. 9, 2021. “Spreading out major auto shows is a win for everyone, particularly our partners. North said the Sept. 2021 show will include the same product experiences that were originally planned for the June show. NAIAS will also host seven shows in one: Motor Bella, The Gallery, Press Preview, AutoMobili-D, Industry Preview, Charity Preview and Public Show. READ: Continuing North American International Auto Show coverageThe 2021 show dates are available below:
Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas goes virtual -- Could this boost Detroits auto show?
DETROIT The big Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas slated for January 2021 is being cancelled and moving to a virtual event. Its a huge financial blow to the city of Las Vegas, but could it be a big win for next years Detroit auto show? It takes place every January in Las Vegas. For many in the auto industry it has become the show where the big technology reveals are done, not Detroit. Detroit reveals the cars, Vegas reveals the technology.
New car designs at NAIAS shaped by new fuel standards
DETROIT – Modern car designs at NAIAS are being shaped by government fuel rules. The tough new fuel economy standards require manufacturers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Most car companies have already worked through the easy approaches, such as putting smaller engines into bigger cars. The switch from steel has taken up to 700 pounds out of the vehicle, making fuel-economy numbers sure to go up. Ford is also banking on its EcoBoost engine, which gets more power out of smaller motors.