The coronavirus outbreak forced the cancellation of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, and automakers have already started thinking about next year’s event. The British brands Aston Martin and Bentley might not be there, according to a new rumor from Autocar.
In the future, large shows like Geneva might not be necessary for automakers to expose their new products to consumers. They are “not absolutely necessary to attend,” Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark told Autocar. Without offering a quote to the publication, Aston Martin’s Andy Palmer was allegedly in agreement with this sentiment.
However, it’s worth keeping in mind that statements are hardly definitive since the next Geneva show is practically a year away. With that much lead time, things can change.