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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
Britain's prime minister, David Cameron, has told just-auto that he believes Britain is better off inside a reformed European Union (EU).
China's car market will be heading towards 30m units by 2020 according to forecasts produced by IHS Automotive.
Ford is to invest an additional GBP190m at its Dagenham London site to produce a new advanced technology 2.0-litre diesel engine for cars and commercial vehicles.
Fiat sales in the US will take a step up in 2015 with the introduction of the 500X compact crossover, according to the head of US sales at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) speaking exclusively to just-auto.
GM's North America President Mark Reuss has told just-auto that the Cadillac and Chevrolet brands are set for a raft of electrified products.
Delphi's chief engineer for engine management systems has told just-auto that that a new low-temperature combustion concept called Gasoline Direct Compression Ignition (GDCI) could eventually yield fuel economy savings of up to 35%.
Fiat-Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne is reportedly planning to step down on completion of the merging group's current five-year strategic plan in 2018.
As Volkswagen's German workforce grows older and baby boomers start retiring between 2015 and 2020, the company plans to increase the use robots to make up for the shortage of new workers, The Financial Times reported.
International Automotive Components (IAC) has celebrated the opening of its European headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany.
GKN claims it has developed the world's first Disconnect All-Wheel Drive System for A-, B- and C-segment vehicle platforms and says it improves fuel economy during steady state cruising by up to 4%.
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