Detroit, Doug, Laura Burstein discussed on Morning Edition

Automatic TRANSCRIPT

Your car when you come out at night because it's covered with snow and a bunch of other cars come in. So I'm extremely happy that it's going to be in the summertime, but it's not just the weather. It's the cost for automakers to display at Detroit. Doug, north will be chairman of the twenty twenty show today. He's on the show floor watching preparations. What you see right now is by fifteen hundred workers that are working that are going to put this together, and then seventeen hundred semi trailer trucks that brought Whitman north says delays and overtime from Christmas and New Year's increase labor costs a summer show will cost a lot less automakers can also expand their displays outside many of these displays out here to stories have escalators, and they have vehicles hanging on the side of walls, if Kirk companies come back organizers trust media will to media attendance was about half, its usual number this year auto journalist, Laura Burstein was among those who decided to skip to trite because of what we consider to be kind of a dearth of news as far as new vehicles go bursting says the trend isn't encouraging for Detroit or. Any auto show for that matter. Car companies are finding cheaper more exclusive ways to create buzz for new cars. Take him w which rented an airplane hangar a few years back. So then over several days, they invited dealers media VIP's, and even the public to come see all of its cars, so they eventually had a captive audience immersed in a single brand for as long as they wanted to stay instead of having to worry about what's the other guy doing across the aisle on the other hand, many consumers still like car shows and want to compare different cars side by side in the long run Detroit itself could benefit from a summer show because attendees could also check out that hip new restaurant downtown or taking a baseball game though. I'm going to bet the old timers will still swap stories about the show being snowed. In.

Coming up next