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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
Tesla Motor chief Elon Musk is set to meet with China's largest refiner Sinopec Group to discuss possible cooperation on building charging units during his visit to the country next week.
Toyota is working with affiliates to grow its vehicle maintenance network in southeast Asia.
SKF reported an increase of 10.4% in net sales to SEK16,734m (US$2,546m) in the first quarter 2014 as compared to SEK15,152m in the previous year.
New product is a big driver of performance in the automotive business, as we are all very well aware.
New PSA Peugeot Citroën chief Carlos Tavares has set out plans for an acceleration of the group's recovery based on cutting back the product portfolio and stepping up expansion in Asia.
Daimler has posted record annual results for 2013 with sales, revenues and net profit all reaching new highs.
The organisers of this year's flagship Automechanika aftermarket trade fair in Frankfurt are adding a hall dedicated to alternative powertrain and new mobility concepts.
Beijing Automotive Group is planning an IPO in the second half of the year that could raise as much as 20 billion yuan (over USD3bn).
There are more hopeful signs lately of gathering monentum for recovery in the European car market. Car sales in Western Europe were up by 10% in March.
Car sales in Western Europe were up by 10% in March, a positive development that is boosting hopes that a sustainable recovery to the depressed market is gathering momentum.
- THE WEEK THAT WAS: The bubble car returns
- Management briefing: UK engine manufacturing (1)
- PRODUCT EYE: Audi RS Q3
- COMMENT: PSA's Tavares plots turnaround
- Q&A with Tenneco: Energy recovery technologies
- PSA issues new business plan
- The bubble car is back, fit for the 21st century
- NYIAS DEBUTS: next Mazda MX-5 Miata preview
- BEIJING DEBUTS: Volvo S60L PPHEV concept
- Former Bentley chief returns for another round
- Jaguar Land Rover: Providing remarkable growth throughout the economic downturn
- PLDB - vehicle cycle plan database (annual subscription)
- Ford Motor Company - Strategy and SWOT Report
- Plunkett's Automobile Industry Almanac 2014: Automobile Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies
- Global light vehicle materials market 2008 to 2028