Hyundai VIN Decoder

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A Hyundai VIN decoder allows you to look up options, models, years, engines, transmissions, and specifications.

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HOW TO DECODE HYUNDAI VIN

Let’s look at a Hyundai VIN breakdown.

Position 1

Position one of the VIN is used to identify the country where the Hyundai was assembled.

For example:

  • 2 – Canda
  • 3 – USA
  • K – Korea

Position 2

Position two identifies the division of Hyundai that manufactured your vehicle.

Position 3

Position three of the VIN identifies the brand division. The character that holds this position identifies the exact division of the manufacturer, even if they have multiple divisions.

These first three characters are called World Make Identifiers (WMI). Some of the examples for your Hyundai may be as follows:

Mark WMI Manufacturer Owner of the Brand Code of the Country Country
HYUNDAI 2HM Bromont Assy Plant (CAN) HYUNDAI 2H Canada
HYUNDAI 3H3 HYUNDAI (USA) HYUNDAI 3H USA
HYUNDAI KM2 HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KM5 HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KM6 HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KM7 HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KM8 HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KMC HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KME HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KMF HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KMH HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KMJ HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KML HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KMM HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KMN HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KMP HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KMR HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KMX HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KMY HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KMZ HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KM Korea
HYUNDAI KN1 HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KN Korea
HYUNDAI KN2 HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KN Korea
HYUNDAI KNH HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KN Korea
HYUNDAI KNN Hyundai Motor Co (KOR) HYUNDAI KN Korea
HYUNDAI KNV HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KN Korea
HYUNDAI KRT HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KN Korea
HYUNDAI KRU HYUNDAI (KOR) HYUNDAI KN Korea
HYUNDAI MAL HYUNDAI (I) HYUNDAI MA India
HYUNDAI MB2 HYUNDAI (I) HYUNDAI MB India
HYUNDAI MC3 HYUNDAI (I) HYUNDAI MC India
HYUNDAI NA6 Rayen Vehicle Manufacturing Co (RVMCO) (IR) HYUNDAI NA Iran
HYUNDAI NLH HYUNDAI (TR) HYUNDAI NL Turkey
HYUNDAI NLJ HYUNDAI (TR) HYUNDAI NL Turkey
HYUNDAI X7M TagAZ (RUS) HYUNDAI X7 Russia
HYUNDAI X89 KuzbassAvto Ltd. (RUS) HYUNDAI X8 Russia
HYUNDAI XU7 Rostov plant lorries (RZGA) HYUNDAI XU Russia
HYUNDAI Y6L LuAZ SA HYUNDAI Y6 Ukraine
HYUNDAI Z94 HYUNDAI MOTOR MANUFACTURING RUS LLC (RUS) HYUNDAI Z9 Russia

Position 4

Position four of the VIN for Hyundai vehicles represents the vehicle’s model and the wheel’s location.

The first model – model and the location of the wheel:

  • A – Stellar (right wheel)
  • B – Stellar (left wheel)
  • C – Sonata II (left wheel)
  • D – Sonata II (right wheel)
  • E – Marcia (left wheel)
  • F – Marcia (right wheel)
  • G – Equus
  • J – Elantra (left wheel)
  • K – Elantra (right wheel)
  • L – other models with left-hand steering
  • M – Grandeur (left wheel)
  • P – Pony (left wheel)
  • R – Pony (right wheel)
  • S – Stellar (left wheel)
  • T – Stellar (right wheel)
  • U – Pony / Accent / Lantra (all RHD)
  • V – Pony / Accent / Excel / S-Coupe (all LHD)
  • X “Dynasty

Subsequent models – range:

  • A – Atos / Santro / Visto / i10
  • B – Click / Getz
  • C – Accent / Verna / Solaris
  • D – Elantra (XD) / Lantra (XD) / i30 / Avante
  • E – Sonata (except for the North American market) / Sonata (pr-va India)
  • F – Grandeur XG / Azera
  • G – Genesis
  • H – Coupe / Tuscani / Tiburon
  • J – Tucson
  • K – Galopper
  • M – Carstar / Santamo / Trajet
  • N – Terracan / Veracruz
  • P – Matrix
  • R – Grace
  • S – Fe Santa
  • W – Starex / Sonata (North American market) / H1 / H100

Position 5

Position five of the VIN for the Hyundai vehicles made for the European market represents the equipment level of your vehicle.

  • A- L (Standart)
  • B – GL (Deluxe)
  • C – GLS (Super DeLuxe)
  • D – GDS (High / Grand Salon)
  • E – HGS (High / Super Grand Salon)
  • F – L (Standart)
  • G – GL (Deluxe)
  • H – GLS (Super DeLuxe)
  • J – GDS (High / Grand Salon)
  • K – HGS (High / Super Grand Salon)
  • L – L (Standart)
  • M – GL (Deluxe)
  • N – GLS (Super DeLuxe)
  • P – GDS (High / Grand Salon)
  • R – HGS (High / Super Grand Salon)
  • S – L (Standart)
  • T – GL (Deluxe)
  • U – GLS (Super DeLuxe)
  • V – GDS (High / Grand Salon )
  • W – HGS (High / Super Grand Salon)
  • X – L (Standart)
  • Y – GL (Deluxe)
  • Z – GLS (Super DeLuxe)

For the North American market, position five of the Hyundai VIN represents the vehicle’s body type.

  • A – hatchback, 5 doors
  • B – pickup 2 doors
  • C – convertible
  • D – hatchback 3 doors
  • E – compartment 2 doors
  • F – sedan 4D
  • G – compartment 2 doors
  • N – Combi 3 door
  • P – combi, doors 5
  • S – wagon, 5 doors
  • T – wagon door 5
  • V – minivan
  • W – wagon, 5 doors

Position 6

This position holds the character that identifies the body type of your Hyundai vehicle.

  • 0 – pickup
  • 1 – limousine/wagon (front-wheel drive)
  • 2 – compartment, two doors
  • 3 – hatchback 3 door
  • 4 – a sedan, 4 door
  • 5 – hatchback, 5 doors
  • 6 – compartment, two doors
  • 7 – Convertible / touring (4×4)
  • 8 – wagon
  • D – double cab pickup (double cab)

Position 7

Position seven of the Hyundai VIN identifies the type of security systems incorporated in the vehicle.

  • 1 – Inertial seat belts
  • 2 – airbags
  • 3 “pillow safety, driver
  • 4 – pillow safety, driver and passenger
  • 5 – switchable passenger airbag

Position 8

Position 8 of the Hyundai VIN code represents the vehicle™s engine type for a class of models. This is as shown below:

Class A (Atos / Santo / Visto / i10):

  • B – 1.1 l (gasoline, SOHC (3 valves per cylinder))
  • C – 1.2 (1.3) l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • F – 0.8 liters (gasoline, SOHC)
  • G – 1.0 l (gasoline, SOHC)
  • H – 1.1 liters (gasoline, SOHC)
  • J – 0.8 l (gasoline)
  • R – 0.8 l

Class B (Getz / Click):

  • A – 1.5 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • B – 1.6 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • C – 1.8 liter (gasoline, DOHC)
  • F – 1.0 liters (gasoline, SOHC)
  • G – 1.1 l (gasoline, SOHC)
  • H – 1.3 liters (gasoline, SOHC)
  • J – 1.5 l (gasoline, SOHC)
  • V – 1.1 l (diesel, TCI)
  • W – 1.5 l (diesel, TCI)

Class C (Accent / Verna / Matrix / Lavita):

  • B – 1.5 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • C – 1.6 liter (gasoline, DOHC)
  • D – 1.8 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • F – 1.0 / 1.3 liters (gasoline, SOHC)
  • G – 1.5 l (gasoline, SOHC)
  • V – 1.5 l (diesel, TCI)
  • W – 2.0 l (diesel, TCI)

Class C + (Elantra / Lantra / i30 / Avante):

  • A – 1.5 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • B – 1.6 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • C – 1.4 liter (gasoline, DOHC) [i30]
  • C – 1.8 liter (gasoline, DOHC )
  • D – 2.0 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • J – 1.5 l (gasoline)
  • L – 1.5 L (gasoline)
  • M – 1.8 l (gasoline)
  • R – 1.6 l (gasoline)
  • T – 1.6 l (diesel, CRDI) [i30]
  • U – 2.0 l (diesel, CRDI) [i30]
  • V – 2.0 l (diesel, TCI)

Class D (Sonata for the European market):

  • A – 1.8 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • B – 2.0 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • D – 2.4 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • E – 2.5 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • F – 2.7 liters (gasoline, DOHC)
  • of H- 2.0 We do l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • M – 2.0 We do l

Class D (Sonata for the North American market):

  • E – 3.3 l (gasoline)
  • F – 2.0 liters (petrol)
  • H – 2.7 liters (petrol)
  • N – 1.9 l (gasoline)
  • S – 2.4 l (gasoline)
  • V – 2.5 l (gasoline)

II Sonata:

  • D – 1.8 l (gasoline)
  • F – 2.0 liters (petrol)
  • L – L of 2.0
  • M – 1.8 l
  • N – 1.8 l
  • T – 3.0 l

XG Grandeur:

  • A – 2.0 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • C – 2.5 liter (gasoline, DOHC)
  • D – 3.0 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • E – 3.5 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • M – 2.7 l

Genesis:

E – 3.8 l (gasoline, DOHC, V6)

Coupe / Tuscani / Tiburon:

  • B – 1.6 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • C – 1.6 liter (gasoline, DOHC)
  • D – 2.0 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • F – 2.7 liters (gasoline, DOHC)

Santamo:

  • M – 2.0 l (gasoline, SOHC)
  • N – 2.0 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • P – 2.0 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • S – L 2.0 (gasoline, SOHC)
  • Z – 2.0 l (SOHC)

Santa Fe:

  • A – 2.0 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • B – 2.4 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • D – 2.7 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • E – 3.5 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • P – 2.7 liter
  • V – 2.0 l (gasoline)
  • V – 2.7 l (diesel, TCI)
  • W – 2.2 l (diesel, TCI)

Terracan:

  • C – 3.5 liter (gasoline, DOHC)
  • W – 2.5 l (TCI)
  • X – 2.9 l (TCI)

Trajet:

  • A – 2.0 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • C – 2.7 liter (gasoline, DOHC)
  • N – 2.7 l (DOHC)
  • V – 2.0 l (diesel, TCI)

Tucson:

  • B – 2.0 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • D – 2.7 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • P – 2.0 l (gasoline, DOHC)
  • V – 2.0 l (diesel, TCI)

Veracruz:

  • C – 3.8 liter (gasoline, DOHC)
  • W – 3.0 l (diesel, TCI)

Position 9

Position nine for Hyundai vehicle™s made for the North American market indicates the checksum. This number is used to verify whether the VIN code is valid.

For Hyundai vehicles made for the European market, the character identifies the steering wheel arrangement as indicated below:

P “Left-hand side
R – Right-hand side

Position 10 “Model Year

Position ten of the Hyundai VIN identifies the year of production of your model.

Year of Issue Designation Year of Issue Designation Year of Issue Designation
1971 1 1991 M 2011 B
1972 2 1992 N 2012 C
1973 3 1993 P 2013 D
1974 4 1994 R 2014 E
1975 5 1995 S 2015 F
1976 6 1996 T 2016 G
1977 7 1997 V 2017 H
1978 8 1998 W 2018 J
1979 9 1999 X 2019 K
1980 A 2000 Y

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