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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, Aura, 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, TRoc, 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 202

Guest - Abhishek Banerjee on Monday, 23 April 2018 15:56

Dear frnds,
I have been provided VIN for Hyundai Xcent by the dealer as MALA741CLJM314008
Kindly Check the year and month of manufacture of the car.

Dear frnds, I have been provided VIN for Hyundai Xcent by the dealer as MALA741CLJM314008 Kindly Check the year and month of manufacture of the car.
Guest - Gk on Friday, 10 August 2018 23:57

Mostly 2018 July month I am not sure

Mostly 2018 July month I am not sure
Guest - Laxminarayan on Sunday, 08 April 2018 16:12

Please tell me the manufacturing year model no. Please see my chassis no MA3FNEBISOO188475 scross

Please tell me the manufacturing year model no. Please see my chassis no MA3FNEBISOO188475 scross
Guest - Prabhu Stanislaus on Friday, 23 March 2018 21:49

I have been provided Chassis number for a new Maruti Nexa CIAZ that was purchased. Char 20 & 21 of the Chassis number is BJ. I understand that this denotes the month & year of manufacture. What is the month & year of manufacture of the car that I am being sold?

I have been provided Chassis number for a new Maruti Nexa CIAZ that was purchased. Char 20 & 21 of the Chassis number is BJ. I understand that this denotes the month & year of manufacture. What is the month & year of manufacture of the car that I am being sold?
Guest - Sameer Mehta on Friday, 23 March 2018 14:06

Jeep Compass Chassis No: MCAAJPAY0JFA20521*1J
Does it mean January 2018?

Jeep Compass Chassis No: MCAAJPAY0JFA20521*1J Does it mean January 2018?
Guest - PINESH PATEL on Thursday, 22 March 2018 19:35

my vin number MA3FEB1S00330688

my vin number MA3FEB1S00330688
Guest - Dileep banerjee on Thursday, 22 March 2018 13:49

will someone help me to decode the vin no of my Ford endeavour - MAJAXXMRWAJY69274

will someone help me to decode the vin no of my Ford endeavour - MAJAXXMRWAJY69274
Guest - Vishal Kashyap on Thursday, 15 March 2018 09:45

My Ford Endeavour VIN number is MAJAXXMRWAHD29560. Can u tell month and year of manufacturing.

My Ford Endeavour VIN number is MAJAXXMRWAHD29560. Can u tell month and year of manufacturing.
Guest - Shankupar Kurbah on Friday, 09 February 2018 12:41

Thank you

Thank you
Guest - DILEEP on Monday, 05 February 2018 16:21

MAJAXXMRWAJL40926

This is a VIN number for FORD ENDEAVOUR. Can you please help me in decoding this as I want to know the year and month of manufacture of this vehicle.

MAJAXXMRWAJL40926 This is a VIN number for FORD ENDEAVOUR. Can you please help me in decoding this as I want to know the year and month of manufacture of this vehicle.
Guest - IG on Tuesday, 13 March 2018 00:04

11th and 12th character decodes your year and month.
J = 2018
L = January

(JL40926)

11th and 12th character decodes your year and month. J = 2018 L = January (JL40926)
Guest - dileep on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 12:44

MAT626283JKA02857 . This is of Tata tiago...kindly help me to decode the chase no ...thxs

MAT626283JKA02857 . This is of Tata tiago...kindly help me to decode the chase no ...thxs
Admin on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 13:54

@ Dileep - As mentioned in the post for Tata Cars
> 10th Letter - Manufacturing year which is J means 2018 Make
> 12th Letter - Manufacturing Month which is A means January

Thus its January 2018 Make Car

@ Dileep - As mentioned in the post for Tata Cars > 10th Letter - Manufacturing year which is J means 2018 Make > 12th Letter - Manufacturing Month which is A means January Thus its January 2018 Make Car
Guest - stalin. k on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 11:34

thank u so much . useful for me.

thank u so much . useful for me.
Guest - Sumit yadav on Friday, 05 January 2018 23:43

i have provide my celerio x vin no. MA3ETDE1S00485643 plz give me manufacturing year and month .

i have provide my celerio x vin no. MA3ETDE1S00485643 plz give me manufacturing year and month .
Guest - Swapnil shete on Thursday, 04 January 2018 22:06

Dear frnds,
I have been provided VIN for Honda amaze s(o)mt car by the dealer as MAKDF25UJHN200464
Can any please guide whether the VIN is correct or not. And if correct then the year and month of manufacture of the car

Dear frnds, I have been provided VIN for Honda amaze s(o)mt car by the dealer as MAKDF25UJHN200464 Can any please guide whether the VIN is correct or not. And if correct then the year and month of manufacture of the car
Guest - DEBASHIS PAUL on Saturday, 30 December 2017 05:13

Dear frnds,
I have been provided VIN for Hyundai Grand i 10 Sportz (O) car by the dealer as MALA851CLHM765913*M
Can any please guide whether the VIN is correct or not. And if correct then the year and month of manufacture of the car.

Dear frnds, I have been provided VIN for Hyundai Grand i 10 Sportz (O) car by the dealer as MALA851CLHM765913*M Can any please guide whether the VIN is correct or not. And if correct then the year and month of manufacture of the car.
Guest - guest00 on Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:34

December 2017

December 2017
Admin on Saturday, 30 December 2017 08:22

@ Debashish Paul
As seen in the given VIN - MALA851CLHM765913*M
> 10th Digit is H - Manufacturing Year which is 2017 Make
> 19th Digit is M - which means December Make

It implies that this car is December 2017 Make Model

@ Debashish Paul As seen in the given VIN - MALA851CLHM765913*M > 10th Digit is H - Manufacturing Year which is 2017 Make > 19th Digit is M - which means December Make It implies that this car is December 2017 Make Model
Guest - Niladri Chakravarty on Monday, 18 December 2017 18:09

Hello,
I have been provided the following VIN for Jeep Compass at Kolkata.
MCANJRCY2JFA12429*BH
The concerned car is a ready stock of 4x4 Limited variant lying with the dealer.
Going by last 2 digits B & H, it is clear that mfg year is 2017 as per 'H'.
Going by usual coding, B denotes February but this is highly improbable that Compass production started in Feb 2017.
Can anyone help with finding the correct manufacturing month as per above VIN?

Hello, I have been provided the following VIN for Jeep Compass at Kolkata. MCANJRCY2JFA12429*BH The concerned car is a ready stock of 4x4 Limited variant lying with the dealer. Going by last 2 digits B & H, it is clear that mfg year is 2017 as per 'H'. Going by usual coding, B denotes February but this is highly improbable that Compass production started in Feb 2017. Can anyone help with finding the correct manufacturing month as per above VIN?
Guest
Sunday, 12 July 2020

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