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By Detroit Free Press
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has apologized to the Italian-American One Voice Coalition for using a term offensive to Italian-Americans during an interview during the North American International Auto Show in January in Detroit.

During a roundtable discussion with reporters, Marchionne was discussing a new Alfa Romeo car to be sold in the United States when he said, “with all due respect to my American friends, it needs to be a wop engine.”

According to the coalition, Marchionne's letter acknowledges that his remarks were unacceptable and apologized to “anyone who may have been offended” by them.

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