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Decode Manufacturing Date of Car. How to Find 2020 VIN Car Easily

Decode Manufacturing Date of Car. How to Find 2020 VIN Car Easily

Decode New Car VIN Chassis to find Manufacturing Month and Year as 2020 or 2019 of Maruti, Hyundai, Honda, Ford, VW, Renault, Nissan, Skoda, Toyota, Tata, Mahindra and Other Car Companies

 

Find Car Manufacturing Date (Month, Year) through VIN Chassis Number - 2020 Manufactured Cars

Are you looking to Buy a 2020 Manufactured Car ?

Wondering - whether the dealer will sell you 2020 make or 2019 Make car. Here's an Easy way to find and decode manufacturing year of Car through VIN Chassis Number. VIN is Vehicle Identification Number and briefly referred for Unique Vehicle Chassis Number assigned to every Vehicle sold in World.

Alphabetical Meaning: For Instance 10th Letter of Chassis Number Denotes Year of Manufacturing for Hyundai / Honda / Renault etc. If its J - it depicts 2018 Manufactured Car and if H will represent 2017.

Series Alphabet Manufacturing Year   Series Manufacturing Month
L 2020   A or 1 January
K 2019   B or 2 February
J 2018   C or 3 March
H 2017   D or 4 April
G 2016   E or 5 May
F 2015   F or 6 June
E 2014   G or 7 July
D 2013   H or 8 August
C 2012   J or 9 (I is skipped and not mentioned by Auto Makers) September
B 2011    (except Renault, Nissan) October
A 2010    (except Renault, Nissan) November
      (except Renault, Nissan, Tata) December

Important For Renault, Nissan Car Buyers - They Follow Numeric Series for Month. However - for October to December - October is denoted by A, November by B, December by C. 

Important for Tata Motor New Gen Car Owners - They have different Series for Month, explained underneath in the post 



Find Manufacturing Year
 of Car (Decode Details)

» 10th Digit of VIN: Look for 10th Digit of VIN Chassis Number for Below referred Car Manufacturers only. It would be either L or K (if trying to decode in 2020 Manufacturing Car (L) or 2019 Manufacturing Car (K)

  • Hyundai - Eon, Santro, i10, Grand i10, Nios, Xcent, Elite I20, I20 Active, Venue, Verna, Creta, Elantra, Tucson, Santa Fe, Sonata
  • Nissan Motors & Datsun India - Datsun Redi Go, Go, Go Plus, Redi Go, Micra Active, Micra, Sunny, Kicks
  • Tata Motors - Indica Ev2, Tiago, Tigor, Altroz, Bolt, Zest, Nexon, Safari Storme, Hexa, Harrier
  • Honda Cars - Brio, Amaze, Jazz, WRV, BRV, Mobilio, City, Civic, CRV, 
  • Volkswagen & Skoda India - Polo, Vento, Ameo, Jetta, Rapid, Octavia, Kodiaq, Passat, Tiguan
  • Renault India - Kwid, Pulse, Triber, Lodgy, Scala, Duster, Fluence
  • Mahindra & Mahindra - KUV100, Verito, TUV300, XUV300, Marazzo, Xylo, Scorpio, XUV500, Rexton
  • Isuzu - Isuzu V Cross, Mux
  • Kia Motors - Kia Seltos, Kia Carnival

 

» Jeep Compass: Look for 20th Digit of VIN Chassis Number for Jeep Compass, Wrangler - You should look at 20th Digit (MCAPQDBY0HFA90134*1L) which is the last digit. Here L represent Manufacturing Year means 2020 Make, had it been K it would have meant 2019 make

 

» Maruti Suzuki Cars VIN Decode (Alto, Omni, Eeco, S Presso, Wagon R, Celerio, Swift, Dzire, Baleno, Ertiga, XL6, Brezza, S Cross)There can be 2 Ways in which can find Manufacturing Year.

  • If 10th and 11th Characters are Zero or 11: In this case, you have to Open Bonnet and check for last 2 VIN Digits after 17th Digit x sign. Last Digit indicates Year of Make. Generally applicable on Maruti Suzuki Nexa Series (Ignis, Baleno, S Cross, Ciaz, XL6) or New Age Dzire, Brezza. For ex : $MA3EYD32S00700400$AG - So Here Last Digit is G - Which means year of Manufacturing is 2016. Second Last Digit A represents month - so Jan 2016 Manufacturing would have in AG as the last characters, Had the last 2 Digits been AL it meant January 2020 Manufactured Car

    Here's Picture for Finding Chassis Number for Maruti Suzuki Cars

    b2ap3_thumbnail_Maruti-Chassis.jpg

  • If 10th and 11th Characters are NOT Zero Zero (00) or 11:  As per updates, this 10th Digit will also help in finding in Manufacturing year where 10th Digit and 11th Digit are NOT 00 and NEITHER 11. If 10th Digit is L it means your Maruti Suzuki Car is 2020 Manufactured, else for K is 2019 Manufactured

 

» Ford Cars VIN Decode In Ford: Figo, Aspire, Freestyle, Ecosport, Endeavour 11th Letter will denote year of Manufacture. 

 

» Toyota Cars VIN Decode: Etios, Glanza, Altis, Innova, Fortuner: its a 21 Digit VIN a combination of 20th n 21st Letter (in Numeric Terms) makes up for the manufacturing year. Like 11 for 2011, 12 for 2012 and 13 for 2013, 14 for 2014 and same way 18 for 2018, 19 for 2019 and 20 for 2020

 

» General Motors (Chevrolet India): the 9th letter denotes the Year of Make  - Spark, Beat, Sail Hatch, Sail Sedan, Enjoy, Tavera

 

» MG Motor: Well, MG Hector is what manufactured and sold in India. The Car VIN Chassis number starts with MZ7 Series and a sample VIN is MZ7AD1DDF2H009310. There is no direct way to decode VIN of MG Motor Car as of now, the same can only be known from Customer Care of MG Motor Team by emailing them the VIN Chassis Number.

 

How to find VIN Number location in Car

It ranges from Manufacturer to Manufacturer. Maruti Suzuki VIN can be identified can be next to panel ahead of battery as specified in Picture - 1 above or for Hyundai Cars - its under driver seat or top of dash or driver side center pillar as specified in Picture below

b2ap3_thumbnail_Hyundai-VIN-Identification.jpg

For Honda - its visible just by opening Boot at the hinges. You may ask in Sales Consultant at dealership to show in VIN location of car

 

Find Car Manufacturing Month along with Year

To find out Manufacturing Month of Car - Whether December or January

1. Maruti Suzuki Cars: If 10th and 11th Digit are 00 or 11 then you have to follow this - 20th Letter Denotes Month (For instance if its A it means January make, if its M it means December make)

2. Maruti Suzuki Nexa Series of Ignis, Baleno, S Cross, Ciaz or New Dzire, Brezza (If 10th & 11 Digit are neither 00 and nor 11) - 11th Letter Denotes Month (For instance if its A it means January make, if its D it means April make).  If 10th and 11th Characters are Zero or 11, then check Engine bay for VIN Digits after 17th Digit x sign and Second Last Digit indicates Month in which Car is Manufactured. 

3. Hyundai - 19th Letter Denotes Month

4. Nissan Motors - 11th Letter Denotes Month

5. Renault India - 11th Letter Denotes Month

6. Tata Motors - 12th Letter (Except I,L,M,O - the series goes on as A - Jan, B - Feb, C - March, D for April, E for May, F for June, G for July, H for August, J for September, K for October, N for November, P for December)

7. Honda - 9th Letter

8. General Motors (Chevrolet India) - 7th Letter

9. Volkswagen - 4th Letter

10. Skoda - 6th Letter

11 Kia Motor - There is no direct way to decode Manufacturing Month. We recommend to post Query on MyCarHelpline Forum with VIN Chassis Number to help us decode same for you to find Month, Manufacturing of your Kia Seltos, Kia Carnival Car

12. Mahindra & Mahindra, Isuzu - 12th Letter

13. Toyota Kirloskar - Combination of 18th n 19th Letter. For eg 10 denotes October and 03 denotes March

14. Jeep Compass, Wrangler - You should look at 19th Digit (MCAPQDBY0HFA90134*1K) which is the Second last digit. Here 1 represent Manufacturing Month means January Make. For October, November, December it turns out as K, L, M

15. Ford - 12th Letter. Month Series can be checked using below sheet for Cars Manufactured from 2012 and Onwards

  2012, 2016, 2020 2013, 2017 2014, 2018 2015, 2019
January  B J L C
February R U Y K
March A M S D
April G P T E
May C B J L
June K R U Y
July D A M S
August E G P T
September L C B J
October Y K R U
November S D A
December T E G P

For example to find if Ford Car is January 2019 Manufactured, the 11th Letter of VIN Chasis should be 'K' and 12th Letter should be 'C' indicating Jan 2019 Manufactured Car


How to find Car Manufacturing Month
:- Here 1 or A denotes Jan, 2 or B denotes Feb, 3 or C denotes March, 4 or D denotes April

Note: Some Car Dealers will either give you 17 Digit or short Chassis Number. Its best to look at complete VIN Chassis number by checking physically in the car - Engine Bay / Under Seats / Window Panels etc - to find complete VIN Chassis number for decoding it as 2014 or 2015 Car.

 

Sample Decoding to find Manufacturing Month and Year of Car (2020 Model Car)

Mentioning a typical Chassis Number of a Maruti Suzuki Baleno car as - MBHEWB12SLA177970

This is a 17 digit number, Lets decode the chassis number to find the manufacturing month and year of car :-

> 10th Digit is L - A for 2010, B for 2011, C for 2012, D for 2013, E for 2014, F for 2015, G for 2016, H for 2017, J for 2018, K for 2019 and L for 2020. So its a 2020 Make Year

> 11th Digit is A - A for Jan, B for Feb, C for March, D for April, E for May

Final Code : This VIN Chassis Number Implies January 2020 Model 

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Comments 138

Guest - Narasimha on Sunday, 26 January 2020 02:09

Hi can you decode the VIN no like below
MALA841CLLM400048. Can you please share the details of this which month and year and it's belongs to BS4 or BS6?? Please let me know

Hi can you decode the VIN no like below MALA841CLLM400048. Can you please share the details of this which month and year and it's belongs to BS4 or BS6?? Please let me know
Admin on Sunday, 26 January 2020 08:17

@Narasimha - MALA841CLLM400048 is Hyundai Grand i10 Nios 1.2 Litre Engine, 2020 Production Model, 5 Speed Manual Transmission. Nothing specified about BS4 / BS6. Do note that if its Petrol then Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is coming in BS6 Compliant petrol Engine and if Diesel then Grand i10 Nios available in BS4.

@Narasimha - MALA841CLLM400048 is Hyundai Grand i10 Nios 1.2 Litre Engine, 2020 Production Model, 5 Speed Manual Transmission. Nothing specified about BS4 / BS6. Do note that if its Petrol then Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is coming in BS6 Compliant petrol Engine and if Diesel then Grand i10 Nios available in BS4.
Guest - Sahil on Thursday, 09 January 2020 12:30

Please send me the manufacturing date mg hectar chasis no.mz7ad1dda3h017669 and engine no.4057984

Please send me the manufacturing date mg hectar chasis no.mz7ad1dda3h017669 and engine no.4057984
Guest - Faizyab Khan on Monday, 23 December 2019 19:14

Hi

Can you please decode the manufacturing tart and month by this number
I have purchased new alto VXI

Eng Chasis no
6278481-F26058

Thank you

Hi Can you please decode the manufacturing tart and month by this number I have purchased new alto VXI Eng Chasis no 6278481-F26058 Thank you
Guest - Manish S on Thursday, 05 December 2019 04:29

Please Decode month of manufacture of Hyundai vin MALBM51BLKM775131

Please Decode month of manufacture of Hyundai vin MALBM51BLKM775131
Guest - Rashmi Rastogi on Monday, 30 December 2019 18:30

Jan 2019

Jan 2019
Guest - Ashutosh sahoo on Friday, 29 November 2019 10:28

Pl. Decode month of manufacture of Hyundai vin MALB351CYKM032299

Pl. Decode month of manufacture of Hyundai vin MALB351CYKM032299
Guest - Rashmi Rastogi on Monday, 30 December 2019 18:31

Sep 2019

Sep 2019
Guest - Matthew Reardon on Saturday, 05 October 2019 18:33

Bought a Ram 1500 yesterday that was advertised as a 2019.
BUT The VIN is 1C6RR 7TT2KS 511123 JULY 2019
WHILE the Manufacture Date 09/2018 from the sticker on the door side.
How old is this truck as I bought a 2019 for a little more $ since I wanted a new truck to rust proof and prep for New England winters.

Bought a Ram 1500 yesterday that was advertised as a 2019. BUT The VIN is 1C6RR 7TT2KS 511123 JULY 2019 WHILE the Manufacture Date 09/2018 from the sticker on the door side. How old is this truck as I bought a 2019 for a little more $ since I wanted a new truck to rust proof and prep for New England winters.
Guest - Arnab Sengupta on Monday, 22 July 2019 22:57

MALBM51BLKM726165 Can u decode Month and year of manufacturing

MALBM51BLKM726165 Can u decode Month and year of manufacturing
Guest - Philippe on Wednesday, 03 April 2019 02:51

Hello, I introduce myself Philippe Monchatre I live in France, I have been a customer of yours for many years. I just bought a Chevrolet S10 10 Pickup from 1989 VIN: 1GCCS14Z7K82375532 in California. My big problem French customs asks me the month of this vehicle, that I can know if it passes in collection vehicle or not (30 years) can you send me by e-mail a concrete evidence stipulating the month of year 1989, I must provide this paper before next monday here is my e-mail address philippemonchatre83@gmail.com thank you beaucouphk

Hello, I introduce myself Philippe Monchatre I live in France, I have been a customer of yours for many years. I just bought a Chevrolet S10 10 Pickup from 1989 VIN: 1GCCS14Z7K82375532 in California. My big problem French customs asks me the month of this vehicle, that I can know if it passes in collection vehicle or not (30 years) can you send me by e-mail a concrete evidence stipulating the month of year 1989, I must provide this paper before next monday here is my e-mail address philippemonchatre83@gmail.com thank you beaucouphk
Guest - Unni on Thursday, 21 March 2019 08:18

How to Decode MotorCycle Code e.g. I need to decode
MB8C733LAK810001
MB8C733LBK810002

How to Decode MotorCycle Code e.g. I need to decode MB8C733LAK810001 MB8C733LBK810002
Guest - thabraiz on Friday, 08 March 2019 23:28

My nexon arrived
10th digit K and 12th digit is B...So its Feb 2019!!! right???

My nexon arrived 10th digit K and 12th digit is B...So its Feb 2019!!! right???
Guest - Jennifer on Saturday, 09 February 2019 18:19

Hi,
I bought a new car in February 2019 but after that I only check the vin number which manufacture in 2018. Is this a matter to me? I felt that I was been cheated. What can I do?

Hi, I bought a new car in February 2019 but after that I only check the vin number which manufacture in 2018. Is this a matter to me? I felt that I was been cheated. What can I do?
Guest - Monil Kansara on Friday, 25 January 2019 18:47

VIN MALA851CLJM781596
Pl. Give me a manufacturing date.

VIN MALA851CLJM781596 Pl. Give me a manufacturing date.
Guest - Arnab Bhuyan on Monday, 29 October 2018 17:32

Hi,
Can anyone confirm the Year and Month of Ford VIN Number ending as JJ26672

Thanks,
Arnab

Hi, Can anyone confirm the Year and Month of Ford VIN Number ending as JJ26672 Thanks, Arnab
Guest - Subhra Sankha Mishra on Thursday, 25 October 2018 09:04

I want to perched a car. Suift vxi or i10 sportz. which car the best Velu for many in 2018..

I want to perched a car. Suift vxi or i10 sportz. which car the best Velu for many in 2018..
Guest - Vishal on Wednesday, 24 October 2018 22:44

My VIN no of baleno is MA3EWB22SJJ563016

My VIN no of baleno is MA3EWB22SJJ563016
Guest - Unknown on Saturday, 19 January 2019 14:04

Sept.18

Sept.18
Guest - Richo on Saturday, 29 September 2018 22:06

I have booked a Renault Duster RXZ 110 PS on 29-09-2018 which is MEEHSRCFFJ8004834 number on it. What could be it manufacture year and month? Plse suggest.

I have booked a Renault Duster RXZ 110 PS on 29-09-2018 which is MEEHSRCFFJ8004834 number on it. What could be it manufacture year and month? Plse suggest.
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