AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler Group LLC reported U.S. sales of 117,225, a 22 percent increase compared with sales in April 2010 (95,703 units), and its best April sales since 2008.

The company said its new 2011 Chrysler 200 and the new 2011 Dodge Avenger mid-size sedans helped drive the significant increase in Chrysler Group car sales in April. This was the best month for Chrysler Group mid-size sedans since March 2008, according to the automaker.

The company said its Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in April. The Jeep brand’s 65 percent increase was the largest of the Chrysler Group brands. Chrysler Group finished the month with a 70-day supply of inventory (304,168 units). U.S. industry sales figures for April are projected at an estimated 13.4 SAAR.

Chrysler did not break down its April sales into fleet and retail. The company only provided combined sales numbers for the month.