All articles by David Leggett

David Leggett


Just Auto’s Editor since 2000. Past positions include head of automotive forecasting at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), forecast analyst at IHS Markit and senior economist at the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

South Korea report: sales rose 3% in November

Hyundai is a strong performer in Korean market this year

Automotive sector anticipating huge and significant impacts from AI – poll

Survey of Just Auto readers points to major AI impacts for auto sector businesses ahead

Automechanika Shanghai 2023 hits new record for visitors

The aftermarket and parts show organisers reported 185,284 visitors from 177 countries and regions

UK new car market up 9.5% in November

Fleets fuel new car market but only four weeks left to fix looming UK-EU EV trade rules challenge

Signal: Lotus China unit attracts funding ahead of IPO

Lotus Tech in China has raised $870m ahead of merger deal with a SPAC and a Nasdaq listing

UK car production up 31.6% in October

Industry rebound from supply shortages last year continues

UK automotive sector seeing investment boost – SMMT

UK automotive trade body says £20 billion in manufacturing investment secured over the course of 2023 – more than in the previous seven years combined

The auto industry and sustainability under the radar again at COP28?

COP28 itself may be underwhelming from an auto industry standpoint, but it’s not the whole story

Signal: Mercedes-Benz acquires stake in btv technologies GmbH

Move by Mercedes is about future security of supply for semiconductors

Kia EV9 fitted with ‘EV-optimised’ sound system

Meridian Audio sound system designed for unique characteristics of electric vehicles