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Rescheduled 2020 New York Auto Show canceled due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Here’s what the Javits Center normally looks like during auto show times.


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The 2020 New York Auto Show was originally scheduled to take place in April, but was postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Now, the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association — the group that puts on the NY Auto Show — says the rescheduled event is “unfeasible,” and will thus be canceled.

“As of today, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center continues to be closed for all expo

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Toyota Supra won’t get Android Auto, even though future BMWs will

The Supra uses BMW’s iDrive 6 infotainment system.


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The co-developed BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra sports cars share a number of things, from engines to suspension parts to interior switchgear. But while the Z4 uses BMW’s latest iDrive 7 infotainment tech, the Supra relies on the German company’s iDrive 6 software. And that isn’t going to change.

That’s especially important to note now, as BMW recently announced it’ll begin offering Android Auto on its iDrive 7-equipped cars in July — wirelessly, too. Android Auto is not included with iDrive 6, including the Supra, meaning Toyota’s coupe won’t be

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COVID-19 and plant closures: The auto industry’s response, potential return dates

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As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world, automakers are taking extreme measures in the form of plant closures to halt the spread of COVID-19, the disease the coronavirus causes. The situation remains fluid, but automakers in Europe and the US are starting to inch closer to returning to work.

Here are all the automakers and companies that have elected to halt production in the US and Europe so far, accompanied by a targeted return-to-work date. Information on Detroit’s Big

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Ram Rebel TRX could still debut this June, despite Detroit Auto Show cancellation

Another off-road monster cometh.


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We’re all incredibly bummed about the auto show circuit’s serious disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s far better to be safe and healthy. Automakers know that, and we know that. But it looks like Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s truck division, Ram, believes the show must go on — at a smaller scale.

A new report from Mopar Insiders last week suggests Ram still plans to show the upcoming Rebel TRX this June. Rumors pointed to a big debut at the 2020 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but organizers canceled the event as

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