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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


Delphi develops 500+ bar GDi system which reduces particulates by up to 50%

21 May 2019

In a paper presented at the 2019 Vienna Motor Symposium, Delphi Technologies has revealed a new 500+ bar GDi system that it claims can reduce particulate emissions by up to 50% compared to state-of-the-art 350 bar system without expensive engine design modifications.


BMW reiterates commitment to e-mobility

17 May 2019

The BMW Group, a pioneer in electromobility, says it is rapidly expanding its range of electrified vehicles.


SEAT aims for 60% production waste reduction by 2025

17 May 2019

SEAT has announced that it is focusing its environmental improvement actions this year on reducing waste. Over the past eight years, SEAT has managed to generate 34% less waste in its facilities, and in the next few months is going to implement measures designed to reduce production waste by up to 60% in the next six years.


Kruger: EU antitrust allegations unfounded - BMW CEO

16 May 2019

BMW CEO Harald Kruger has robustly defended BMW over antitrust allegations brought against the company by the European Commission.


Kia says the new small SUV is global and aimed squarely at millennialsKia reveals first image of new small SUV

16 May 2019

Kia Motors has revealed the first image of its new small SUV. Due to be revealed fully in the summer, it says the new vehicle possesses the space and capabilities of a traditional SUV in a compact package.


HMG sees the quality of in-car air as an issue of rising importanceHyundai Motor Group develops ‘intelligent air purification system’

16 May 2019

Hyundai Motor Group says it has developed an intelligent ‘Smart Air Purification system’ that monitors interior air quality to automatically filter the air inside a car. The system works to enhance in-car air quality by introducing a new automated monitoring system, which continually checks interior air quality until it achieves an ‘Excellent’ status.


The ID.3 will be shown at this year's IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in SeptemberRegistrations for VW electric ID.3 hit 15,000

15 May 2019

VW says that less than one week after the start of pre-booking for the ID.3, more than 15,000 registrations have already been received for the first model in the new full-electric ID. family.


Yes, the Skoda Estelle was a long, long time ago...Revised Skoda Superb features full LED headlights

15 May 2019

The updated Skoda Superb is the first Skoda production car to feature full LED Matrix headlights and dynamic lighting functions, the VW Group-owned brand says.


Polestar confirms battery suppliers for cars

15 May 2019

Geely-owned Polestar has confirmed that leading battery makers CATL and LG Chem will supply batteries for the company’s electric performance cars, as part of multi-billion dollar agreements signed by Volvo Car Group.


Has rock bottom been hit for Nissan? CEO Hiroto Saikawa would like to think soNissan posts big fall to annual operating profit

14 May 2019

Nissan has forecast that its earnings will continue to come under severe pressure in the current fiscal year as it posted results for the year ended March 31, 2019 that disappointed analysts.




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