Ford Motor is still on track to make money in 2009 and expects 2007 to be a turnaround, Ford chief executive Alan Mullaly told LeBeau on "Squawk Box."
In a separate interview, General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner said his company expects improved operating results and lower cash outflow, but couldn't say GM will be cash-flow positive.
And Chrysler's fourth-quarter loss will be narrower than the previous quarter's and the company plans to announce a broad restructuring plan at the end of February, Chrysler Group CEO Tom Lasorda said.
Chrysler's third-quarter loss of $1.5 billion was "a pretty big loss and obviously that won't be repeated in the fourth quarter, that size," Lasorda said.
No Alliance for Ford
Ford is not interested in an alliance with another major automaker, Mulally said, calling his recent visit with Toyota executives as an attempt to get to know all the global industry leaders.
After registering huge losses in 2006, Ford expects to still struggle financially in the first half of 2007, but will perform better in the latter half of the year as restructuring starts to kick in, Mulally added.
The company is confronting the reality of higher fuel costs and focusing on cars as well as its market-leading pickup trucks, he added.
GM New Product Sales
While confident of improved results this year, GM faced a big hurdle in being cash-flow positive this year, namely health-care costs, Wagoner said. GM is at a $4 billion to $5 billion health-care disadvantage compared to its competitors, Reuters reported.