Another Major Auto Show Won’t Happen This Year
In what shouldn’t be a surprising announcement, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association has confirmed the 2021 Tokyo Motor Show has been canceled. Originally scheduled to get underway in late October, officials made the call due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Major metropolitan areas in the country, including Tokyo, are currently experiencing a Covid-19 spike. There’s no way to know, even six months in advance, how the situation on the ground will look this fall.
There were reportedly some earlier discussions about potentially having the show be an online event, according to Nikkei Asia, but some industry bigwigs, such as Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda, were not interested in that.