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Dave Leggett

Dave LeggettBiography

David Leggett has been editor of just-auto since 2000. He has been analysing the auto industry for over 25 years in analyst, forecasting or B2B publishing roles. He is frequently asked for media interviews or to present at industry conferences.

Leggett also plays a leading role in the development of just-auto's expanding research portfolio.

He joined just-auto from the Economist Group's Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) where, as director of automotive forecasting, he played a key role in the integration and development of forecast-orientated automotive data to the EIU’s electronic product portfolio.

As a regular contributor to the EIU Motor Business series, he also took the initiative in developing the unit’s opinion pieces for internal and external websites and was also responsible for commissioning research.

Formerly, he was director of forecast services at CSM Europe, the European arm of US-based auto industry analysts CSM Worldwide, where he developed the European Light Vehicle Forecast Service for automotive clients across the world.

Previous appointments include senior associate with Global Insight (then DRI) and senior economist with the UK’s automotive trade body, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

While at Global Insight in the mid-1990s he led the company's expanding analysis of automotive emerging markets, especially in East Asia.

He holds an honours degree in Economics from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Columns by Dave Leggett

From the Editor

From the Editor

just-auto editor Dave Leggett's overview of the auto industry, its companies, products and people.

Articles by Dave Leggett

Good times for Skoda in 2017Skoda sets new records in 2017

23 March 2018

Last year was the most successful year in VW Group-owned Skoda's history with new records set in both global vehicle deliveries and financial results.

Sila Nano joins BMW to develop next-gen lithium-ion batteries

23 March 2018

Sila Nanotechnologies ('Sila Nano'), a specialist in materials technologies for batteries, has announced a partnership with the BMW Group.

Ford and Mahindra sign agreements to co-develop models

22 March 2018

Ford and Mahindra will jointly develop new SUVs and a small electric vehicle as part of several initiatives announced between the two companies.

Yann Vincent, Groupe PSA Executive Vice- President, Manufacturing and Supply ChainPSA tweaks European components manufacturing mix

22 March 2018

Groupe PSA has made several announcements concerning its European manufacturing operations in the area of powertrains and transmissions. It says the measures announced will improve its competitive position.

Seat to launch EV in 2020

22 March 2018

VW-owned Seat says it will sell its first fully electric model in 2020. It will come with a range of 500 kilometres

Lear expands production space at Portugal plant

22 March 2018

Lear Corporation has announced the expansion of its automotive seating structures manufacturing facility in Valenca, Portugal.

JLR develops self-driving valet for autonomous cars

22 March 2018

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has developed a 'self-driving valet' which it says means cars can find spaces by themselves and park without any driver input.

Moovel/KVV successfully pilots on-demand ridesharing service in Karlsruhe

22 March 2018

The Karlsruhe Transport Authority (KVV) and moovel Group GmbH report that the pilot of the on-demand ridesharing service in Karlsruhe was a success: around 1,000 passengers used the service to move from point A to point B during IT-Trans.

Adient/Arvind form JV to manufacture automotive fabrics in India

22 March 2018

Adient (seating specialist) and Arvind, one of the world’s largest textile-to-retail conglomerates, announced the formation of Adient Arvind Automotive Fabrics, a joint venture that will develop, manufacture and sell automotive fabrics in India.

PSA invests in France for auto-boxes made under Aisin licence

21 March 2018

Groupe PSA has announced a strategic partnership with Aisin AW to produce 6-speed EAT6 automatic gearboxes in France, from 2020 onwards.

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