1.3.2  Breakdown of the VIN on the Freelander (until MY 2006)

SAL LN A B B 1 1 A 000001
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 =   World Manufacturer Identifier Code (WMI)
SAL = Land-Rover (UK)
2 = Model code
LN = Freelander
3 = Fittings code
A = Level 1
B = Freelander Commercial
4 = Body shell
A = 3-door
B = 5-door
5   =   Engine
A = 1.8 litre Petrol
B = 2.0 litre TCIE Diesel CB 40
C = 1.8 litre 4-cylinder
D = 1.8 litre 4-cylinder
E = 2.0 litre M47R BMW-Diesel
G = 2.5 litre V6 petrol engine without catalytic converter
H = 2.5 litre V6
K = 2.5 litre V6 for leaded fuel
J = 2.5 litre V6
V = 2.0 litre for leaded fuel
Y = 2.0 litre unleaded fuel
6 = Steering and transmission specifications
1 = 4-speed manual transmission / RHD
1 = 5-speed automatic RHD
2 = 4-speed manual transmission / LHD
2 = 5-speed automatic / LHD
3 = 5-speed automatic / RHD
4 = 5-speed automatic / LHD
5 = 4-speed manual transmission / RHD + Overdrive
6 = 4-speed manual transmission / LHD + Overdrive
7 = 5-speed manual transmission / RHD
8 = 5-speed manual transmission / LHD
9 = 6-speed manual transmission / RHD
0 = 6-speed manual transmission / LHD
7 = Model Year
W = 1998 2 = 2002 6 = 2006
X = 1999 3 = 2003 7 = 2007
Y = 2000 4 = 2004 8 = 2008
1 = 2001 5 = 2005 9 = 2009
8 = Assembly Plant
A = Solihull
C = Zimbabwe
D = Thailand
F = (CompletelyKnockedDown-assembly;i.e. complete vehicle components are shipped abroad and assembled at the destination
J = Malaysia
K = Kenya
N = Marocco
T = Brazil
V = South Africa
W = Turkey
Y = Australia
9 = Serial number