DETROIT (AP) — Organizers of Detroit’s big auto show are talking about moving it from frigid January to October starting as early as 2020.
North American International Auto Show spokesman Max Muncey says a schedule change is being considered but is not final.
An earlier show would allow for outdoor displays including autonomous vehicle driving courses that can’t be done in January. It also would distance the show from winter holidays and the CES gadget show in early January.
CES has been attracting automotive technology announcements that could go to an earlier show in Detroit.
The Detroit show also has lost some automakers in recent years including Porsche, Jaguar-Land Rover and Mazda. Mercedes-Benz is pulling out starting next year.
Muncey says the 2019 show will happen as scheduled from Jan. 14 to 27.