1.3.7  Breakdown of the VIN on the Range Rover from MY 2002 (LM/Sport)

(North American version)
SAL A 2 3 4 6 5 A 123456
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 =   World Manufacturer Identifier Code (WMI)
SAL = Land-Rover (UK)
2 = Model variants
P = Range Rover (LM)
S = Range Rover Sport
3 = Restraint system (Belt and airbag combinations)
A = Serie / Standard
4   =   Body
1 = 5-door
2 = 4-door
5   =   Engine
2 = 368DT – V8 Diesel
3 = 4,2 litre V8 Petrol (428 HP) AJV8 SC (from 2006)
5 = 4,4 litre V8 Petrol (448 HP) AJV8 (from 2006)
F = 368DT – 3,0 litre V6 Diesel
D = 508PN – 5,0 litre V8 Gasoline
E = 508 HP – 5,0 litre V8 Compressor Gasoline
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 = Check digit
The whole VIN is used to calculate the check number; 0-9 or X are possible
(For the calculation formula, see motorcycles / Harley-Davidson / VIN)
8 = Model Year
2 = 2002 6 = 2006 A = 2010
3 = 2003 7 = 2007 B = 2011
4 = 2004 8 = 2008 C = 2012
5 = 2005 9 = 2009 D = 2013
9 = Assembly Plant
A = Solihull
F = (CompletelyKnockedDown-assembly;i.e. complete vehicle components are shipped abroad and assembled at the destination
10 = Serial number