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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
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%.
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"
Visteon has developed a Human Machine Interface (HMI) concept based on eye movement.
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.
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.
BMW says that its Chennai plant has rolled out the 40,000th locally assembled car.
BMW luxury car subsidiary Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced the official opening of its first showroom in Azerbaijan - Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Baku.
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.
A monthly sales forecast developed by JD Power and LMC Automotive points to continued growth in the US light vehicle market in October.
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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