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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
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has raised US$400m to support the development of zero-emission capable vehicles by its UK subsidiary, the London Taxi Company (LTC), maker or the iconic London Black Cab.
Toyota has temporarily halted production at its San Antonio pickup plant due to storm damage.
ZF TRW has announced that it will start production of its innovative heated steering wheel technology (conductor insert heating system, or CIHS) with a major European vehicle manufacturer in 2017.
Nissan says its refreshed Nissan Qashqai will be the first Nissan car in Europe – and the first UK-manufactured car – equipped with autonomous technology in 2017 with ProPilot. It has also reiterated the timeline for the rollout of more advanced autonomous driving technologies.
Vauxhall has announced that owners of Vauxhall Zafira B models will be invited to bring their vehicles back to Vauxhall dealerships "so that a preventative action can be carried out to protect the vehicles from the risk of fire"
Hella has developed an electrically driven vacuum pump for vehicle brake systems that it says "promises impressive performance, durability, power efficiency and packaging"
Suzuki has admitted it has found ‘discrepancies’ in its fuel and emissions testing but denies cheating.
Ford says it is the first automaker to develop foams and plastics using captured carbon dioxide for its vehicles.
Opel Group CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has reiterated the company’s strong rebuttal of claims in the German media that it has rigged emissions tests on some of its diesel engine models.
Volkswagen has reportedly announced price cuts in Japan that could take up to almost US$1,500 off the price of its Golf model as it looks to win back customers amid the ongoing adverse publicity from its emissions testing scandal.
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