Car manufacturer Autoeuropa has announced the creation of 1,500 jobs at its factory in Palmela, Setúbal. The new jobs are due to the production of a new car model (SUV T-Roc), which is scheduled to start in the second half of 2017. Second and third shifts will be reintroduced at the factory. By 2018, Autoeuropa intends to be able to produce 200,000 vehicles yearly. Recruitment for the new positions is reported to be already underway.