July sales up at General Motors

General Motors yesterday posted a 7.6 per cent sales gain for July on stronger demand for compact vehicles including the Chevrolet Cruze car and the Equinox crossover. The increase pointed to a slight rebound in July sales from the disappointing results of the previous two months. GM said US sales rose to 214,915 new cars and light trucks, within the range of analysts' expectations and up from 199,692 vehicles last year.