GM 2010 sales rise 6.3 percent on strong line-up

GM 2010 sales rise 6.3 percent on strong line-up

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The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, due in dealer showrooms in February, debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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Posted on January 4, 2011 at 11:43 AM

   DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors says sales of cars and trucks in the U.S. rose 6.3 percent last year as a strong line-up of new models helped the company make a comeback from its 2009 bankruptcy.
   GM says it sold 2.2 million cars and trucks, even though it got rid of four brands to focus on Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and GMC.
   Industry analysts expect overall sales for the industry to rise 10 percent for the year. Consumers are buying again as the economy slowly recovers.
   GM is the first of the major car companies to report year-end U.S. sales on Tuesday.
   The company's December sales rose 7.5 percent because of hot sellers such as the Chevrolet Equinox, a smaller SUV that seats about five people.
   (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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