PARIS – Rising raw-material prices could add $1,000 to the cost of a car in five years, Renault SA says. To prepare for the worst, the auto maker assembled several cross-functional teams last summer that came up with 15 ideas to assure supply and reduce costs. Anne Tran, Renault’s director of cross-functional team coordination, gathered team leaders at the end of August from both Renault and partner Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. to investigate the potential of finding new synergies within the ...

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