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GM Vehicle Sales Rise 3.6% to Retain Lead Over Volkswagen

General Motors Co., armed with its best vehicles in a generation, reported a 3.6 percent increase in global sales during the first quarter, keeping its lead over Volkswagen AG by about 90,000 vehicles.

Chevrolet sales in the U.S. and Buick demand in China helped GM deliver 2.36 million cars and trucks in the first three months of 2013, the Detroit-based company said yesterday in an e-mail. VW said April 12 that sales during the period rose 5.1 percent to 2.27 million. Toyota Motor Corp., which outsold both companies last year, hasn’t reported global delivery figures yet.