Global New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) has released its second set of crash test results conducted on Renault Duster SUV and the basic variant of the SUV (STD variant) which is sold without airbags, recorded a disappointing zero stars for adult occupant protection. The crash test showed that due to the lack of airbags the driver injuries would have been unacceptably high. The same variant of the Duster scored two stars for rear seat child occupant protection. Global NCAP also confirmed that at the request of the manufacturer it also crash tested the higher variant of Duster which comes with an optional driver airbag. Following the test Renault asked Global NCAP to test a version of the its SUV which included a single driver airbag. This increased the score to three stars for adult occupant protection, child protection remained the same at teo stars.
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