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Auto sales strong this spring


General Motors reports that U.S. sales of cars and truck jumped 27 percent in April as the economy continued to improve and $4 a gallon gasoline pushed buyers into more efficient vehicles.

The largest U.S. car company says it sold 232,538 vehicles last month, led by small cars and crossover vehicles.  GM says it sold more than 25,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars.  It was the best month for the Cruze since it was introduced last fall.

Analysts think that overall car sales in the U.S. will increase 19 percent from April 2010.


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