PSA chooses LG and China's CATL for batteries in future hybrid car

GENEVA, March 7 (Reuters) - French carmaker PSA

has chosen LG and Chinese company CATL as its

partners in the future manufacture of hybrid and electric

vehicles, a PSA executive told Reuters at the Geneva auto show.

PSA's Gilles Le Borgne said LG would provide the battery for

the future DS7 Crossback hybrid model due to come out in 2019,

while CATL would also be involved in the production.

Earlier this week, PSA struck a deal to buy Opel from

General Motors, creating a new European car company to

challenge market leader Volkswagen.

(Reporting by Gilles Guillaume; Editing by Mark Potter)