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Re: Nissan announces 67 Leaf sales in February

Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:04 am

UK car owners need to sometimes see if they are driving a Japanese imported car.

All vehicles manufactured for the entire European market, regardless of where they are produced and what manufacturer made them, will, without exception, have a VIN that is 17 characters long. These include a World identifier at the beginning, usually three characters in length, that denotes the country where the vehicle was manufactured.

The VIN of a japanese import always has fewer then 17 characters. The World Identifier will always be omitted and they will often begin wih the model type.

Here we show examples of the VIN's of a Mitsibushi Shogun and its japanese import counterpart, the Pajero. In this example the Mitsibushi World Identifier of 'JMA' is not used on the Pajero and the VIN starts with the model type.

Shogun - JMAL049GWJJ000001 (UK)
Pajero - L049-000001 (Janpese import)



Even on models that share the same name the VIN is always the way to confirm whether the vehicle is a japanese import. These examples are from Toyota Celica models:


Celica (ST205) - JT164STL500000001 (UK)
Celica - ST205-000001 (Japanese import)


http://www.apsw.co.uk/index.php/Import_ ... mport-cars
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Re: Nissan announces 67 Leaf sales in February

Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:07 am

Prefixes aside, at least my question is whether separate series of VINs exist.
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Re: Nissan announces 67 Leaf sales in February

Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:19 pm

It's been confirmed, that Nissan has released the vast majority of LEAFs to customers in their home country of Japan: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/03/11/ni ... hevy-volt/

Must be true, cause ABG says they got the tip from evnow ;)
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