General Motors Co.
said worldwide sales rose 3.6 percent during the first quarter compared with last year, keeping its lead over Volkswagen AG by about 90,000 vehicles.
Increased 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 company said today in an e-mailed statement. VW global sales during the period rose 5.1 percent to 2.27 million, according to an April 12 statement. Toyota Motor Corp. hasn’t reported first-quarter sales yet.