I'll break it down for ya'
1st 3 Letters are W.M.I. (World Manufacturer Identifier) (ie Hyundai Korea - passenger vehicle)
Next 7 Letters/Digits are VDS (Vehicle Description Section)
4th digit = model line & drive type (ie Genesis Coupe 2010-)
5th digit = trim level (ie GT Genesis coupe)
6th digit = body type (ie coupe)
7th digit = restraint system (ie advanced airbags)
8th digit = engine type (ie 3778CC DOHC RS)
9th digit = check digit (0-9 of X)
10th digit = model year (ie 2010)
11th digit = manufacturing plant code (Ulsan Plant, Korea)
Last 7 Letters/Digits (Last 6 Being only #s) are Vehicle Serial Number
It looks like while I was helping another customer & trying to post this, usagi punked me out beating me to the punch w/an even more detailed explanation, Thanks Bro
I'm leaving my post anyway cause it took me a few mins to type...LoL
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Last edited by Tufast; 03-16-2009 at 12:45 PM.