1.3.4  Breakdown of the VIN Discovery 1 to 4

(European version / RoW)
SAL LA A A D 4 A A 000001
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 =   World Manufacturer Identifier Code (WMI)
SAL = Land-Rover (UK)
2 = Model code
LJ = Discovery Serie 1
LT = Discovery Serie 2 (from MY 2000)
LA = Discovery Serie 3 (from MY 2005)
LA = Discovery Serie 4 (from MY 2010, Production since 08/2009)
3 = Wheelbase code
A = Discovery 2 Japan (LT)
A = Standard (LA)
D = Honda Discovery
J = Honda Discovery Japan (LJ); Japan-Version (LA)
G = 100 inch (LJ / LT)
N = Discovery California ( LJ/LT)
R = Discovery PI Japan (LJ)
4   =   Body
A = 3-door Diesel
A = 4-door (LA)
B = 3-door
D = Company-Version
K = amored version (LA)
M = 5-door
2 = 4-door
5   =   Engine
D = 508PN-5,0 litre V8 Petrol AJ (LA)
F = 2.5 litre TDI
G = 306DT- V6 3,0 litre Diesel with diesel particulare filter
L = 3,5 litre PI
P = 4.0 litre V8
V = 3.5 litre V8
Y = 2.0 litre
1 = 4.0 litre V8
1 = 276DT- V6 2,7 litre Diesel (LA)
2 = 3.9 litre V8
2 = 4,0 litre V8 with catalyst
3 = 4,0 litre without catalyst
4 = 4.6 litre V8
4 = 4.0 litre V8
4 = 406 HP- V6 4,0 litre Petrol (LA) (only USA)
5 = 4.0 litre V8
5 = 448 HP- V8 4,4 litre Petrol (LA)
6 = 276DT- V6 2.7 litre Diesel with diesel particulare filter
6 = 2,5 litre Tdi with catalyst
7 = 2,5 litre TD5 without catalyst
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
E = 1988 J = 1992 T = 1996 Y = 2000 4 = 2004 8 = 2008 C = 2012
F = 1989 K = 1993 V = 1997 1 = 2001 5 = 2005 9 = 2009 D = 2013
G = 1990 L = 1994 W = 1998 2 = 2002 6 = 2006 A = 2010 E = 2014
H = 1991 M = 1995 X = 1999 3 = 2003 7 = 2007 B = 2011 F = 2015
8 = Assembly Plant
A = Solihull
G = CKD Russia (St. Petersburg) (LA)
9 = Serial number