Nissan asks dealers to not attend Detroit Auto Show next week

Nissan dealers last month said that they will take over the 2009 Detroit Auto Show display abandoned by the automaker. According to sources, the dealers will not have an presence in Detroit next week due to Nissan’s request.

“The dealers were going to support a presence and had all stepped forward,” Doug Fox, auto show co-chairman and owner of Ann Arbor Nissan said in an interview with Detroit Free Press. “But the week before Christmas we received a request from Nissan to please respect their decision to not have a presence at the North American International Auto Show.”

Fox said that Nissan did not provide a reason for its request but dealers have agreed to respect Nissan’s decision.

Source: Detroit Free Press