The Vancouver International Auto Show has been put on hold for the third year in a row due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Kept behind the starting line by the COVID-19 pandemic, the auto show received an initial green light earlier this year with plans to hold the event in March 2022. However, Blair Qualey, President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association recently released a statement putting brakes on the show.
“Automotive enthusiasts from across the province have been eager for a return of the Vancouver Auto Show, however our top priority continues to be the safety of the public, our dealer members and their staff," Qualey wrote. "The constraints on the industry and the realities of the continuing pandemic in Canada have forced us to make the disappointing decision to postpone the 2022 Show until 2023. "
We are now turning our focus to a triumphant return of the Vancouver Auto Show in 2023 as well as new initiatives to connect consumers with the new car industry in 2022. We hope to be able to announce details of those plans shortly.”
The now nixed plans for the 2022 show featured a large technology showcase with a significant electric vehicle display with EV’s from the world’s most important manufacturers.