Car sales in Italy in the month of January 2007, at about 300,000, are three and a half per cent higher than in January 2006. Of these cars, 78,000, or 31.4 per cent were of the Fiat group (against 30.7 per cent in 2006). The most sold car was the Fiat Punto, of which 24, 473 were sold, and second was the Fiat Panda (18,046).