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Decode Manufacturing Date of Car. How to Find 2021 VIN Car Easily

Decode Manufacturing Date of Car. How to Find 2021 VIN Car Easily

Decode New Car VIN Chassis to find Manufacturing Month and Year as 2021 or 2020 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 - 2021 Manufactured Cars

Are you looking to Buy a 2021 Manufactured Car and confused that dealer may bill you 2020 Car ?

Wondering - whether the dealer will sell you 2021 make or 2020 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 M - it depicts 2021 Manufactured Car and if L will represent 2020.

Series Alphabet Manufacturing Year   Series Manufacturing Month
M 2021   A or 1 January
L 2020   B or 2 February
K 2019   C or 3 March
J 2018   D or 4 April
H 2017   E or 5 May
G 2016   F or 6 June
F 2015   G or 7 July
E 2014   H or 8 August
D 2013   J or 9 (I is skipped and not mentioned by Auto Makers) September
C 2012    (except Renault, Nissan) October
B 2011    (except Renault, Nissan) November
A 2010    (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 M or L (if trying to decode in 2021 Manufacturing Car (M) or 2020 Manufacturing Car (L)

  • 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 - Magnite, 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, 
  • 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 Sonet, Seltos, Kia Carnival
  • Skoda - Rapid, Kushaq, Karoq Octavia, Superb
  • Volkswagen - Polo, Vento, Taigun, Troc

 

» Jeep Compass: Look for 20th Digit of VIN Chassis Number for Jeep Compass, Wrangler - You should look at 20th Digit (MCAPQDBY0HFA90134*1M) which is the last digit. Here M represent Manufacturing Year means 2021 Make, had it been L it would have meant 2020 make

 

» 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 MZ7AD1DDF4H009310.  Look for 10th Digit of VIN Chassis Number for MG Hector, Hector Plus and Zs Ev. If its 3 - its 2020 Manufactured Car and if its 4 then its 2021 Manufactured Car. If it will be 4 then it implies would be 2021 Manufactured Car

  

» 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

 

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 - There is no direct way to decode in Hyundai Car Month of Manufacturing as of now.

Available for all Hyundai Cars - Santro, Grand i10, Grand i10 Nios, Aura, Elite I20, Venue, Verna, Creta, Elantra, Tucson

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 of Kia Cars as of now.

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. MG Motor - 9th Letter of VIN indicates month of Manufacturing of MG Hector, Hector Plus and Zs EV

15. 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

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

  2012, 2016, 2020 2013, 2017, 2021 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 (2021 Model Car)

Mentioning a typical Chassis Number of a Maruti Suzuki Baleno car as - MBHEWB12SMA177970

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

> 10th Digit is M - 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. L for 2020 and M for 2021. So its a 2021 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 2021 Model 

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Comments 348

Guest - Aman on Thursday, 08 October 2020 01:38

When we can do the negotiation to dealer on insurance and handling charges. Before booking or after booking. So they cannot say no to us

When we can do the negotiation to dealer on insurance and handling charges. Before booking or after booking. So they cannot say no to us
Guest - Rakesh on Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:18

Gagan in one of the video said that it should be done before booking and that no handling charges levied should be mentioned in booking docket.

Gagan in one of the video said that it should be done before booking and that no handling charges levied should be mentioned in booking docket.
Guest - divy on Friday, 02 October 2020 15:21

Please tell me the month of manufacturing of kia seltos ,vin no. Is MZBEP812LLN118647
Thanks in advance

Please tell me the month of manufacturing of kia seltos ,vin no. Is MZBEP812LLN118647 Thanks in advance
Guest - parag phadke on Saturday, 26 September 2020 18:54

HI kindly decode my VIN no for kia seltos MZBEU812TLN158083

HI kindly decode my VIN no for kia seltos MZBEU812TLN158083
Guest - Ketan Dilip Khedekar on Tuesday, 22 September 2020 17:59

This is my tata nexon xm chassis No. MAT627224LL124639 please tell the manufacturing date and year

This is my tata nexon xm chassis No. MAT627224LL124639 please tell the manufacturing date and year
Guest - Deepak Singh on Tuesday, 15 September 2020 21:03

MZBEU812LLN132437 KIA SELTOS
can you tell me about the manufacturing month/year?

MZBEU812LLN132437 KIA SELTOS can you tell me about the manufacturing month/year?
Guest - Abinash on Thursday, 10 September 2020 21:19

My new KIA Seltos' VIN is MZBEU812LLN142674.
Can this please be decoded.

My new KIA Seltos' VIN is MZBEU812LLN142674. Can this please be decoded.
Guest - Deba on Thursday, 10 September 2020 20:39

For the new Hyundai Creta I could see only 17 letters long VIN. I do not see any 19th Letter to determine the month of manufacture.

For the new Hyundai Creta I could see only 17 letters long VIN. I do not see any 19th Letter to determine the month of manufacture.
Guest - Akshay on Friday, 23 October 2020 08:11

Dear please see the bottom of driver seat. Complete 19th digits vin no mentioned on it

Dear please see the bottom of driver seat. Complete 19th digits vin no mentioned on it
Guest - Ernest on Friday, 18 September 2020 16:42

+1 Same question. Please solve the query.

+1 Same question. Please solve the query.
Guest - hari on Thursday, 27 August 2020 12:42

Kindly tell me if Dzire VXI manufctring date is Feb 2020 then tell me it is new model dzire or old model dzire urgent pl.

Kindly tell me if Dzire VXI manufctring date is Feb 2020 then tell me it is new model dzire or old model dzire urgent pl.
Guest - Vaibhav on Monday, 24 August 2020 17:00

Hello, for Toyota Glanza (manufactured by maruti) do I have to go as per Toyota or Maruti?

Hello, for Toyota Glanza (manufactured by maruti) do I have to go as per Toyota or Maruti?
Guest - Sameer on Saturday, 22 August 2020 10:56

Hi Sir,
Can you please tell me the months of car
Vin : MALFC81BLLM125939
Hyundai Venue

Hi Sir, Can you please tell me the months of car Vin : MALFC81BLLM125939 Hyundai Venue
Guest - Rajeev on Friday, 21 August 2020 11:22

Please decode KIA Seltos VIN No. MZBEP812LLN134510, should be purchase it.

Please decode KIA Seltos VIN No. MZBEP812LLN134510, should be purchase it.
Guest - Santosh on Wednesday, 19 August 2020 11:27

Its been 2 months since booking vehicle and after much arguments dealer has shared allotment details as below

Maruti Suzuki Spresso
Chassis Number: MA3RFL41S179646
Engine Number: K10BN5113190

Kindly suggest manufacturing year & Month as i fear they might be pushing old stock during this pandemic

Its been 2 months since booking vehicle and after much arguments dealer has shared allotment details as below Maruti Suzuki Spresso Chassis Number: MA3RFL41S179646 Engine Number: K10BN5113190 Kindly suggest manufacturing year & Month as i fear they might be pushing old stock during this pandemic
Guest - Unni on Saturday, 15 August 2020 13:45

Hi,
Please try to decode my kia seltos VIN number. I would like to know manufacture month and year of my alloted vehicle.
Please help me
VIN: MZBEP812LLN133737

Hi, Please try to decode my kia seltos VIN number. I would like to know manufacture month and year of my alloted vehicle. Please help me VIN: MZBEP812LLN133737
Guest - Dibyendu Maitra on Thursday, 13 August 2020 11:33

Hi,
I wanted to check the vehicle manufacturing date and I got the below number from my TATA Dealership for Tata Tiago
Chassis No: H23917
Engine No: K46515
Bit confused since the number is not 17 digit

Hi, I wanted to check the vehicle manufacturing date and I got the below number from my TATA Dealership for Tata Tiago Chassis No: H23917 Engine No: K46515 Bit confused since the number is not 17 digit
Guest - Ajeesh M R on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 22:08

My vehicle is Tata nexon XZ
Vin no is MAT627225LLA01113 belongs to which month/ year

My vehicle is Tata nexon XZ Vin no is MAT627225LLA01113 belongs to which month/ year
Guest - Guest on Saturday, 15 August 2020 13:05

JAN 2020

JAN 2020
Guest - Pankaj Yadav on Tuesday, 04 August 2020 08:12

Sir kindly decode VIN number-MAT627127LLG14154 . Tata nexon xz plus diesel.

Sir kindly decode VIN number-MAT627127LLG14154 . Tata nexon xz plus diesel.
Guest
Sunday, 26 September 2021

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