Organizers of the Quebec City International Auto Show have finally announced that there will be an auto show in the National Capital Region next year. The event, which has been unable to open its doors since the spring of 2019 due to the pandemic, will even be able to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the show, which will be held at the ExpoCité Trade Fair Center in Quebec City.
The Mobilis Corporation, promoter of the Quebec City International Auto Show, conducted a survey of 7,451 people and within this group, 85% of respondents say they will visit the show if the sanitary measures currently in place (wearing masks and social distancing) are maintained.
Also according to the in-house survey, 84.4% of respondents indicated that they will visit the SIAQ to see the new models, 40.1% indicated that they will shop for a new vehicle and 19.2% will confirm their purchase decision. More than 50% of respondents also indicated that the absence of a car manufacturer at the SIAQ would give them a negative image of that brand.
In fact, at the time of writing, not all brands have confirmed their presence at this show, a phenomenon also observed for the Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS).
Mr. Charles Drouin, CEO of Mobilis Corporation and General Manager of the Quebec City International Auto Show, says he is “very satisfied with this more than positive response from the public. Quebec City is a city of automobile enthusiasts and this is reflected every year in the enthusiasm generated by the Auto Show. We are very happy to be back to our regular format after a one-year absence.
The SIAQ will take place from March 8 to 13, 2022 at the Expocité Exhibition Center.