Detroit Auto Show returning in 2022 with ‘engaging, experiential’ event

The North American International Auto Show will be back in Detroit for the first time in three years

DETROIT, Mich. – The past two years have been filled with cancelations, a major one being the North American International Auto Show, which was forced to be put on hold for several years due to the pandemic.

Now, the show is back and in a new form. The North American International Auto Show will return to downtown Detroit this fall, marking its first show in three years.

Detroit Auto Dealers Association executive director Rod Alberts has announced that the event will be staged from Sept. 14-25, 2022, at Huntington Place and various spots throughout the city. There will be an outdoor aspect to the show, with locations including a range of parks and the Detroit Riverfront.

The Auto Show was originally set for June 2020 offering a special, new experience, but was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, a similar event took place as “Motor Bella” at Pontiac’s M-1 Concourse, but it wasn’t truly the Detroit Auto Show.

“We are proud to return to downtown Detroit and to work with Mayor Duggan and the city of Detroit again,” Alberts said. “Capitalizing on everything we’ve learned over the past two and a half years, we are uniquely positioned to bring a dynamic, engaging, experiential show to Detroit in 2022.”

This year’s event will “be an indoor and outdoor city-wide celebration of mobility,” Alberts added. “It will be unlike anything we have ever hosted before.”

The 2022 show is “designed to embrace and grow underserved communities through broadened benefits to charities and will provide free, outdoor activities during the show,” according to a statement. For more information, visit the North American International Auto Show website.

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