just-auto authors and correspondents
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
just-auto editor Dave Leggett's overview of the auto industry, its companies, products and people.
Articles by Dave Leggett
Daimler has posted strong earnings and record sales for 2015, but was met with a fall to its share price after it warned that growth in earnings and profit will slow in 2016.
The German car market was up 3.3% to 218,365 units according to data released by the German KBA organisation.
Delphi has posted fourth quarter profit down 44.1% on currency movements and higher commodity costs, but the figures beat analyst estimates.
Toyota has confirmed reports from earlier today that, after nearly 13 years, it will drop its Scion brand in the US market and 'transition to Toyota'.
Ford in Europe is to offer employees a "voluntary separation program" as it looks to save around US$200m a year in administrative and selling costs.
Visteon specialises in providing cockpit electronics to automotive manufacturers worldwide. CEO Sachin Lawande outlines the company’s strategic priorities as he sees them and offers views on the industry’s broader development. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him in Detroit.
Analysis by JD Power and LMC Automotive suggests that the month of January was a strong one for US vehicle retail sales, despite adverse weather in some parts of the country.
PSA may have grabbed the headlines this week with its JV announcement for Iran, but cross-town rival Renault has issued a statement to remind us that it has a presence there and also has ambitions for its Iranian operations.
Toyota has issued 2015 sales figures that show it sold 10.15m units in the year, 0.8% below the previous year’s total, but ahead of Volkswagen Group in second place.
As reported by just-auto last week, PSA’s DS premium brand has now officially opened a DS Store in Iran’s capital, Tehran.
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