Two of Detroit's Big Three automakers posted mixed results for U.S. sales in April as the industry tries to bounce back from the recent dismal earnings forecasts from

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Chrysler Group remained a standout, posting its 13th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.

The Chrysler Group said Tuesday that its auto sales in April jumped 9.3% to 206,546 vehicles in the U.S., up from 189,011 in the year-earlier period. DaimlerChrysler's sales rose 8.7% to 225,351 vehicles.

The company's Mercedes-Benz USA unit posted record sales for April, up 2% to 18,805 units.

Meanwhile, Ford reported a 2% decline in April U.S. sales to 281,292 vehicles. While car sales surged 11%, truck sales dipped 2%. GM will release its April results later Tuesday.