The Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki Eeco, Mahindra Scorpio and Hyundai Eon all showed low levels of adult occupant protection.
The Renault Kwid was tested in three versions, including one with airbags, but each was rated as zero star for adult safety.
"Global NCAP strongly believes that no manufacturer anywhere in the world should be developing new models that are so clearly sub-standard," said Global NCAP secretary-general David Ward. "We welcome Renault's efforts to correct this and we look forward to testing another improved version with airbags. Renault has a strong record of achievement in safety in Europe and it should offer the same commitment to its customers in India."
The Mahindra Scorpio and the Hyundai Eon both scored zero stars in the adult occupant protection and two stars in child occupant protection, while the non-airbag Suzuki Maruti Eeco and the Maruti Suzuki Celerio scored zero stars in the adult occupant protection and one star in child occupant protection.