The Geneva Motor Show Has Been Canceled for the Third Year in a Row


The Geneva Motor Show Has Been Canceled for the Third Year in a Row

The Geneva auto show, originally set to return in March 2022 after a two-year hiatus, has been canceled, event organizers announced today.

The Comité Permanent du Salon International de l’Automobile, the organizing body responsible for putting on the show, released a statement on Thursday citing ongoing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for the cancellation. From the announcement:

The decision to cancel GIMS 2022 was made with the best interests of both car manufacturers and automotive fans in mind. The direct and indirect issues relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic left the organizers with no alternative. On the one hand, direct issues of the pandemic include continued travel restrictions for international exhibitors, visitors, and journalists. On the other hand, indirect issues of the pandemic, such as the semiconductor shortage, have presented car manufacturers with new priorities that they need to solve first. These issues led to several recent cancellations, which resulted in the final confirmation of the show’s postponement.

Organizers for the 2020 show canceled the event just days before it was set to occur, caught out by the then-recent outbreak of COVID-19. Just a few months later, the 2021 show was canceled. The 2022 event was set to go on, but a lack of exhibitors forced the show to cancel.

For the full story, check out this article from Car And Driver.

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