Organizers of the Beijing Auto Show, officially China Auto, announced on Sunday that this year’s show, scheduled for April 21-30, has been postponed indefinitely.
In a WeChat post, organizers cited the growing number of Cowid-19 cases in China as the reason and said it was monitoring the situation. China is currently facing the biggest wave since the initial outbreak in 2020.
The 2020 Beijing Auto Show, originally scheduled for April, was also postponed due to epidemics but was resumed next September.
The biennial event, which alternates with a show in Shanghai, is one of the most notable auto shows in the world. China is the world’s single largest market for new cars, with sales reaching 26.28 million in 2021. The United States is the second largest, with 15 million sales registered last year
Despite the suspension of this year’s show, many planned premieres will probably continue online or as scheduled at alternative venues. Some of the confirmed releases include a newly designed BMW 7-Series and a Volkswagen concept that previews an electric sedan from the vehicle ID family.
Currently no other major events have been postponed or canceled in the automated calendar due to the epidemic.
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