The Troy-based Detroit Auto Dealers Association announced Tuesday that the 2022 North American International Auto Show will return to downtown Detroit Sept. 14-25 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to DADA, the auto show will return to Huntington Place (formerly Cobo Center) and include several outdoor activations throughout the downtown area, which were being planned for 2020 and 2021 before the pandemic hit.
Among the outdoor venues being considered for NAIAS activities are Hart Plaza, the many downtown parks, the area around the Detroit Opera House, and Parker’s Alley behind the Shinola Hotel.
The show will host its press and industry days Sept. 14- 15, the charity preview event Sept. 16, and will be open to the public Sept. 17-25.
The 2022 auto show will highlight a wide range of vehicles, the technology enabling global mobility and electrification race, and Michigan’s position as a mobility and technology leader and incubator, according to organizers.
“We are proud to return to downtown Detroit and to work with Mayor Duggan and the city of Detroit again,” says Rod Alberts, executive director, DADA. “Capitalizing on everything we’ve learned over the past two and a half years, we are uniquely positioned to bring a dynamic, engaging, experiential show to Detroit in 2022.”
The 2022 show, Alberts says, is designed to embrace and grow underserved communities through broadened benefits to charities and will provide free, outdoor activities during the show.
Key Auto Show Dates
Sept. 14-15 — Press and Industry Days
Sept. 16 — Charity Preview
Sept. 17-25 — Public Days