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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 192

Guest - Anubhav Kumar on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 12:54

Please find the chasis no. of tata tiago MAT626288LKA00684, Please give us manufacturing month and year of car.

Please find the chasis no. of tata tiago MAT626288LKA00684, Please give us manufacturing month and year of car.
Guest - Anupam on Friday, 15 May 2020 18:55

Can you please decode for Hyundai i10 MALB351CYLM064269. Can you check the manufacturing month.

Can you please decode for Hyundai i10 MALB351CYLM064269. Can you check the manufacturing month.
Guest - Sharad Chitale on Wednesday, 22 April 2020 08:56

VIN number:MZBEP813LLN100718
please decode , this is for kia seltos.

Thanks in advance.

VIN number:MZBEP813LLN100718 please decode , this is for kia seltos. Thanks in advance.
Guest - Shubam sharma on Friday, 10 April 2020 23:32

Can you please check my car's manufacturing date its VIN no is : MALBM51BLLM804654

Thankyou .

Can you please check my car's manufacturing date its VIN no is : MALBM51BLLM804654 Thankyou .
Guest - Sameer Verma on Sunday, 22 March 2020 11:30

Please decode my Kia Seltos VIN: MZBET811LKN009530 Year and month of manufacturing.

Please decode my Kia Seltos VIN: MZBET811LKN009530 Year and month of manufacturing.
Guest - Sunny Bera on Friday, 20 March 2020 09:26

Very helpful and probably the only updated info on VIN provided here. Could you plz confirm on the following VIN for Ford Freestyle. From your instruction I decoded this to be Feb, 2020 make:
MAJGXXMTKGLR56191
Could you plz check on the same and provided info on how to decode the whole detail like manufacturing plant etc. From the whole no.

Very helpful and probably the only updated info on VIN provided here. Could you plz confirm on the following VIN for Ford Freestyle. From your instruction I decoded this to be Feb, 2020 make: MAJGXXMTKGLR56191 Could you plz check on the same and provided info on how to decode the whole detail like manufacturing plant etc. From the whole no.
Guest - Shahvir Kyas on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 20:48

Please Decode - MZBET811VLN098315

Thank you!

Please Decode - MZBET811VLN098315 Thank you!
Guest - Manoj on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 10:09

Hi .Could you please decide this VIN .This is for Kia Seltos .MZBEU812TLN098053.

Hi .Could you please decide this VIN .This is for Kia Seltos .MZBEU812TLN098053.
Guest - Arvind on Monday, 16 March 2020 21:26

Pl. Confirm details for KIA Seltos VIN : MZBEP812LLN101189

Pl. Confirm details for KIA Seltos VIN : MZBEP812LLN101189
Admin on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 17:35

@Arvind - Congrats !! Latest like hot from Oven
March 2020 Manufactured Seltos 1.5 Petrol with Engine number is 024696

@Arvind - Congrats !! Latest like hot from Oven March 2020 Manufactured Seltos 1.5 Petrol with Engine number is 024696
Guest - Elwakil, Yasser on Monday, 16 March 2020 18:14

can you decode this vin
W1K2050761F998543

can you decode this vin W1K2050761F998543
Guest - Kim on Friday, 20 March 2020 17:31

Mercedes C180/200 saloon 1.5 Avantgarde Black with black fake lether Delivery date: 2020-01-15

Mercedes C180/200 saloon 1.5 Avantgarde Black with black fake lether Delivery date: 2020-01-15
Admin on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 17:33

@Elwakil, Yasser - Which Model ?

@Elwakil, Yasser - Which Model ?
Guest - bayu rezki on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 18:40

ZAMRP56C001148294

ZAMRP56C001148294
Admin on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 17:33

@bayu rezki - Which Model ?

@bayu rezki - Which Model ?
Guest - Gaurav Jain on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 18:32

VIN number:MZBEP812LLN098539
please decode , this is for kia seltos

VIN number:MZBEP812LLN098539 please decode , this is for kia seltos
Admin on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 17:32

@Gaurav Jain - Seltos 1.5 Petrol Feb 2020 Manufactured car

@Gaurav Jain - Seltos 1.5 Petrol Feb 2020 Manufactured car
Guest - DR ATEEQ on Monday, 09 March 2020 13:15

Please deecode : MALFC81DLLM

Please deecode : MALFC81DLLM
Admin on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 17:31

Incorrect VIN

Incorrect VIN
Guest - MAN on Saturday, 07 March 2020 12:10

Please me with decoding VIN NUMBER FOR KIA SELTOS - MZBET811VLN094511

Please me with decoding VIN NUMBER FOR KIA SELTOS - MZBET811VLN094511
Guest
Sunday, 07 June 2020

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