General Motors had a swath of new products due for 2020 debuts that likely would have been highlights of this year's Detroit auto show.
GM has not said which vehicles it planned to reveal in Detroit. The automaker has postponed several events and the unveilings of two electric vehicles — the GMC Hummer pickup and Cadillac Lyriq crossover — during the pandemic. Events around those vehicles could still be rescheduled.
"There are a lot of unknowns, but we're working through it," spokesman Joe Jacuzzi said.
Even though the show has been canceled, GM would not divulge what it had planned. "It's unfortunate that the event was canceled, but we've got future plans," Jacuzzi said.
GM was involved early on in planning the show with the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and supported the decision to move the show to June, spokesman Terry Rhadigan said. "We knew the weather was going to be far superior, but we also wanted to make sure it was a chance to showcase the city, the downtown area," he said.
The automaker might have used the event to show Cadillac's new image with products launched over the past two years and emphasized Cadillac as the pinnacle of GM's commitment to electric vehicles.
GM has said it will have 20 EVs in the market by 2023. GM showed several of them privately to the media in March, and it might have given the public a glimpse at the show.