Bodo Uebber, DaimlerChrysler's chief financial officer, said seven teams are examining all aspects of Chrysler's operations for ways to cut costs and boost revenue. He did not give a timetable, but said the overhaul could include structural changes, such as idling plants and cutting jobs.
Asked whether Chrysler could be sold or aligned with a partner, Uebber skirted the question, but would not rule out either action.
"First, we do our analysis. Second, we talk about measures. Then, we draw our conclusions," he said in a conference call from corporate headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany.
When pressed on whether Chrysler could be put up for sale, Uebber responded, "I don't do any speculation."