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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 - Ankit Kumar on Sunday, 01 March 2020 09:35

Please decode VIN of my Venue (MALFC81CLLM083188)

Please decode VIN of my Venue (MALFC81CLLM083188)
Admin on Wednesday, 04 March 2020 09:43

Jan 2020 Manufactured Venue 1.4 Diesel, BS4 Model

Jan 2020 Manufactured Venue 1.4 Diesel, BS4 Model
Guest - Amit on Saturday, 29 February 2020 08:10

please help me with decode VIN: MBHEWB22SLA440009

please help me with decode VIN: MBHEWB22SLA440009
Admin on Wednesday, 04 March 2020 09:42

Which Brand? Can you recheck VIN Number

Which Brand? Can you recheck VIN Number
Guest - S on Wednesday, 26 February 2020 11:55

Chassis number: MZBEU812TLN065431
Engine number: ends with 013894

Please advise the:
1. Production date
2. Model year and month
3. QC check date
4. RC date
5. Anything else, if you can

Thanks so much :)

Chassis number: MZBEU812TLN065431 Engine number: ends with 013894 Please advise the: 1. Production date 2. Model year and month 3. QC check date 4. RC date 5. Anything else, if you can Thanks so much :)
Admin on Wednesday, 04 March 2020 09:42

Production Date - 30th December 2019, But Manufacturing Year in RC is 2020 as chassis imprint stamp

Production Date - 30th December 2019, But Manufacturing Year in RC is 2020 as chassis imprint stamp
Guest - S on Thursday, 05 March 2020 11:34

Thanks Admin!
Could you please also confirm the QC check date, like you confirmed for the user: Yashwant Daniel?

Thanks Admin! Could you please also confirm the QC check date, like you confirmed for the user: Yashwant Daniel?
Guest - Sagnik Nag on Monday, 24 February 2020 19:12

Hi,
I am purchasing a new car, VIN NO MALBM51BLLM801526. Please help me to find Make Year and Make Month of the same.

Hi, I am purchasing a new car, VIN NO MALBM51BLLM801526. Please help me to find Make Year and Make Month of the same.
Admin on Wednesday, 04 March 2020 09:40

Hyundai Aura, Feb 2020 Manufactured

Hyundai Aura, Feb 2020 Manufactured
Guest - Pikon on Monday, 24 February 2020 19:12

Can you please tell the year and month for my Hyundai Elite i20 with VIN MALBM51RLKM724107

Can you please tell the year and month for my Hyundai Elite i20 with VIN MALBM51RLKM724107
Admin on Wednesday, 04 March 2020 09:37

I20 Diesel, July 2019 Manufactured

I20 Diesel, July 2019 Manufactured
Guest - Atul on Sunday, 23 February 2020 20:13

Hi,
Can you please help me for the manufacturing date for following VIN no.
MZBEP812LLN84701

Hi, Can you please help me for the manufacturing date for following VIN no. MZBEP812LLN84701
Admin on Monday, 24 February 2020 10:58

Invalid Chassis Number, should be 17 Digit one
Pl recheck

Invalid Chassis Number, should be 17 Digit one Pl recheck
Guest - Suman Kumbhakar on Sunday, 23 February 2020 14:28

Today I got my VIN of Hyundai Venue but I can't find is it BS4 or BS6 can anyone help me with this regarding.
VIN - MALFC81ALLM096488B

Today I got my VIN of Hyundai Venue but I can't find is it BS4 or BS6 can anyone help me with this regarding. VIN - MALFC81ALLM096488B
Admin on Monday, 24 February 2020 10:56

@ Suman Kumbhakar - Feb 2020 Manufactured Turbo Manual Petrol
Car is BS6 Compliant

@ Suman Kumbhakar - Feb 2020 Manufactured Turbo Manual Petrol Car is BS6 Compliant
Guest - Vineet Chawla on Friday, 21 February 2020 16:18

Can you please help decode Kia Seltos VIN: MZBEU813LLN087707

Can you please help decode Kia Seltos VIN: MZBEU813LLN087707
Admin on Monday, 24 February 2020 10:54

@ Vineet Chawla - Feb 2020 Manufactured Seltos 1.5 Diesel

@ Vineet Chawla - Feb 2020 Manufactured Seltos 1.5 Diesel
Guest - Atul on Thursday, 20 February 2020 11:13

Kia Seltos VIN number = MZBEP812LLN084701

Kia Seltos VIN number = MZBEP812LLN084701
Guest - Vineet Chawla on Friday, 21 February 2020 17:08

MY 2020 with production date as 2020-02-05

MY 2020 with production date as 2020-02-05
Guest - Jai Thakur on Monday, 17 February 2020 17:24

Hi Given me Month and Year of Kia Seltos VIN MZBEP813LLN088601

Hi Given me Month and Year of Kia Seltos VIN MZBEP813LLN088601
Guest
Sunday, 12 July 2020

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