Tesla is the latest automaker to pull out from the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
The American electric automaker joins Jaguar Land Rover and MINI as automakers that have decided to skip the North American International Auto Show that takes place early January. According to NAIAS spokesman Max Muncey, the automakers have all decided to withdraw because the timing of their vehicle introductions do not line up with the show’s timing. He added that some of the space left behind by those automakers not attending will be used for an Aston Martin display. The last time the British luxury automaker had a presence at Detroit was in 2009.
Occupying the space that MINI is leaving behind will be parent company BMW. MINI will also be skipping the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Despite the number of automakers now skipping attendance in Detroit, the show will still be host to at least 40 worldwide car and light truck debuts.
[Source: Automotive News]
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