Ford CEO Mark Fields
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Ford boss Mark Fields: "We have a track record of growing"

The Paris Motor Show which started on Thursday is a chance for the big names of the car industry to show off their new designs and look to the future.

The industry's recovery from the financial crisis is gathering momentum, but sales in Europe remain weak and competition remains ferocious.

Ford's newly-appointed chief executive, Mark Fields, has told the BBC's Theo Leggett that the American company is "a growth company in a growth industry".

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