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October Auto Sales: General Motors

The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors Co. said Friday that its October U.S. sales rose 15.7 percent, led by the Chevrolet Silverado pickup and the Malibu midsize car.

BY THE NUMBERS: The Detroit-based automaker said it sold 226,402 cars and trucks last month, up from 195,764 a year earlier.

TOP SELLERS: Silverado sales rose 10.1 percent to 42,660. Malibu sales were up 63.5 percent to 15,746.

HOT MODELS: Cadillac ATS small sports sedan, whose sales more than doubled to 2,782. Sales of the new Chevrolet Corvette more than tripled, to 3,929.