Audi has confirmed that it will not attend the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, following similar decisions from German competitors Mercedes-Benz and BMW to skip the event.

According to Automotive News, the Ingolstadt-based brand has officially pulled out of the January 2019 show.

The US publication reported that Audi said it "has had a long and successful history at , debuting countless models that Audi customers enjoy today”.

“For 2019, we have decided that we will not participate in NAIAS. We will continue to evaluate auto shows on a case-by-case basis relative to the timing of our product introductions and the value the show brings from a media and consumer perspective," the German automaker said in a statement.

Separately, a spokesperson for Audi of America told Automotive News that the brand would still have a presence at the Los Angeles show later in 2018 and the New York event in 2019.

In February 2018, Mercedes-Benz said that it would give the Detroit show a miss, while BMW followed suit the following month.