General Motors lifts sales

General Motors posted a 6.4 per cent gain in US April sales yesterday, helped by strong demand for newly launched vehicles such as the Chevy Equinox crossover and the Buick LaCrosse sedan. GM sold 183,997 vehicles in April, up from 173,007 vehicles the same month a year ago when US auto sales were near the bottom of a punishing slump and the firm was sliding toward bankruptcy.