Ford’s U.S. market share rose to 15.7 percent in the first quarter, from 15 percent a year ago. Its sales were up 8.4 percent, more than double the industry’s gain of 3.3 percent. Ford's market share in its 50 European markets rose to 8.0 percent in the quarter from 7.7 percent a year ago.
Fields has said Ford’s pretax profits for all of 2016 will meet or exceed the record of $10.8 billion earned last year. Ford reaffirmed that guidance today.