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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

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

Articles by Dave Leggett

CHINA: BYD posts 26% drop in Q3 profit 30 October 2014

Chinese vehicle maker BYD has posted a 26% drop in its third quarter profit (at 22.8 million yuan) and forecast that full-year 2014 profit could be down by over 20%.

CHINA: LG Chem starts work on Nanjing EV battery plant 30 October 2014

LG Chem has held a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of electric-car battery plant in Nanjing, China, to meet what it describes as "growing demand in the world's biggest car market"

US: Visteon concept for HMI uses eye movement 30 October 2014

Visteon has developed a Human Machine Interface (HMI) concept based on eye movement.

INDONESIA: Low Cost Green Cars to be 'game changer' in Indonesia - analyst 30 October 2014

The low cost green cars (LCGC) policy is set to be a game changer for the Indonesian automotive market, according to the analysts at Frost & Sullivan.

US: Chrysler recalls 381,876 trucks on fuel-heater housings 30 October 2014

Chrysler Group is voluntarily recalling an estimated 381,876 trucks globally, to upgrade certain wiring-harness terminals and replace - if necessary - their fuel-heater housings.

INDIA: BMW Plant Chennai hits 40,000 cars produced milestone 30 October 2014

BMW says that its Chennai plant has rolled out the 40,000th locally assembled car.

AZERBAIJAN: Rolls-Royce opens first showroom 30 October 2014

BMW luxury car subsidiary Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced the official opening of its first showroom in Azerbaijan - Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Baku.

Discovery Sport in Sao PauloBRAZIL: Tata Jaguar Land Rover confirms new Disco Sport for Brazil facility 29 October 2014

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has confirmed, at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show, that its Land Rover Discovery Sport will be one of the first models to be built at its new R$750m local manufacturing facility in Itatiaia, Brazil.

US: Light vehicle sales heading for +6% in Oct - analysts 29 October 2014

A monthly sales forecast developed by JD Power and LMC Automotive points to continued growth in the US light vehicle market in October.

The Dacia Duster Oroch show carSAO PAULO SHOW: Dacia Duster Oroch show car unveiled 29 October 2014

Renault has unveiled the Duster Oroch show car at the 28th Sao Paulo Motor Show. The design process for the show car took place in the Renault design centre for Latin America (RDAL) in Sao Paulo, one of Renault's five design centres worldwide.

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