A total of 2.9 million vehicles sold, €39.9 billion in sales revenue, and an operating result of €1.8 billion – key figures from the half-yearly financial statement. Are you pleased?
All in all, I am. In comparison to last year, we have made significant improvements in many markets and segments. However, there are still markets in which we are struggling. One example is Brazil. I’m generally optimistic about the second half of the year. The Arteon has gotten off to a good start, and we are introducing lots of other new products as well. The Polo and the T-Roc, an SUV in the same size class as the Golf, are set to launch. In the United States, the Atlas and Tiguan SUVs will contribute to growth, and we’re also launching new products onto the Chinese market. We should see more improvements in 2018, depending as always, however, on the economic situation remaining stable in individual markets. We will be offering an even more attractive range of products in 2018 and we will be making further progress in reducing costs.