According to the Reuters news agency, Volkswagen is teaming up with a Chinese partner to invest €240 million ($US278.6 million) in an engine-making venture in Shanghai, as part of efforts to expand in the country. The report said the venture with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. will be designed to crank out 180,000 engines a year at first and 300,000 eventually, as Volkswagen strives to maintain a huge market lead and hike capacity to 1.6 million vehicles in five years.