The North American International Auto Show will not take place this year, the organiser has announced.

Having been moved from its traditional January slot on the global shows calendar, the show had been due to take place in June. Instead, the next NAIAS is now planned for June 2021.

The venue, which is now known as the TCF Center (formerly Cobo Center) is to be converted into a temporary hospital which will treat cases of COVID-19, its owner has stated. The number of deaths in Michigan has now moved into three figures.

Certain other global motor shows set to take place during the second half of 2020 are yet to be cancelled or delayed, although in recent days, the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England has also been pushed back. There are no new dates as yet, only the intention to explore the potential of holding it in October.