GENEVA - Fiat's newly appointed chairman, Umberto Agnelli, is to attend the Geneva Auto Show on Thursday, a source close to Fiat told Reuters on Wednesday.
Top auto executives at Fiat will meet with their General Motors counterparts on Thursday, but the gathering is being described as a routine meeting related to the firms' joint ventures, a Fiat spokesman earlier.
"It's a regular steering committee meeting to look at progress which has been made in the two joint ventures that Fiat and GM have and their alliance," the spokesman said at the Geneva auto show on Wednesday.
Fiat posted a record loss last Friday and unveiled plans to shore up its car maker's finances with a five billion-euro recapitalization.
Fiat said it had "left a window open for GM" to take part in the recapitalization, but the U.S. giant, which owns 20 percent of Fiat Auto and could be forced to buy the rest next year, said it had not decided whether to put up more cash.
Fiat has joint ventures with GM in purchasing and through its Powertrain transmission and engine unit.