1.3.5  Breakdown of the VIN Discovery 3 and 4
(North American version)
SAL A A 2 4 4 4 8 A 123456
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 =   World Manufacturer Identifier Code (WMI)
SAL = Land-Rover (UK)
2 = Model
A = Discovery 3 and 4 (LR4)
3 = Class and type of restraint system
A = Standard
B = TL „S“/LR3 Base 5 seats #
C = TL „S“/LR3 Base 7 seats #
D = TL „SE“ 5 seats #
E = TL „SE“ 7 seats #
F = TL „HSE“ 5 seats #
G = TL „HSE“ 7 seats #
H = TL „HSE“ Lux 5 seats #
K = TL „HSE“ Lux 7 seats #
L = TL „HSE“ Plus 5 seats #
M = TL „HSE“ Plus 7 seats #
N = China
4   =   Body
2 = 4-door
5 = Engine
1 = 276DT – 2,7 litre V6-Diesel
4 = 406 HP – V6 4,0 litre Petrol
5 = 448 HP – AJV8 4,4 litre Petrol
D = 508PN – 5.0 liter V8 aspirated engine
F = 306DT – 3,0 litre V6 Diesel
6 = Transmission and Steering
4 = LHD / automatic transmission
7 = Check digit
      The whole VIN is used to calculate the check number; 0-9 or X are possible
8 = Model Year
5 = 2005 9 = 2009
6 = 2006 A = 2010
7 = 2007 B = 2011
8 = 2008 C = 2012
9= Production Plant
A = Solihull
10= Serial number