DETROIT — Stellantis N.V. is pulling out of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show and the Los Angeles Auto Show to cut costs during the ongoing United Auto Workers (UAW) strike.
The auto maker said Oct. 20 it is canceling its displays and presentations at the two events as part of its strike contingency plan. At SEMA, Stellantis displays under the Mopar banner.
The space that Stellantis/Mopar had reserved in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (Booth No. 44139) is now shown as "SEMA Cars & Coffee," with no explanation of what that means for the space.
Stellantis announced the moves days after saying it was canceling plans to participate in the 2024 CES tech expo in January.
The SEMA Show begins Oct. 31 in Las Vegas, and the Los Angeles show Nov. 16.
Ford Motor Co., at one time one of the largest single exhibitors at the SEMA Show, scaled back its presence this year to a relatively modest display toward the rear of the Cental Hall and a second, larger booth in the new West Hall under the Ford Performance Parts & Accessories banner.
General Motors Co., also a major exhibitor in years past, bowed out last year and has no official presence this year.
There are only two major auto makers present this year:
- Nissan North America in the West Hall; and
- Toyota Motor North America (including Lexus) in the Central Hall.