DETROIT – General Motors Corp. is leading North American automotive manufacturers to a surplus production build in April as optimism grows regarding industry demand for 2002. This is a marked change from conservative outlooks at the beginning of the year suggesting U.S. light-vehicle sales would finish well below 16 million. Ward's estimates that April North American output is on track to finish at 1.562 million units, some 53,000 units more than what was scheduled for the month and ...

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