There is a lot of information that the VIN can tell you about a specific vehicle.
In addition to the model year, model, and make, one of the first things you can learn about a vehicle with its VIN number is where the vehicle was made.
This page will provide you with an overview of decoding where your car was manufactured by using the VIN.
How to Find the Country of Origin for your Car
One of the easiest methods for determining where a car was made is by using the VIN.
By decoding the vehicle identification number or referring to the VIN country code chart below, you can quickly determine:
- The country where your car was built.
- The manufacture of the vehicle.
- The city, state, and manufacturing plant where the vehicle was assembled.
The first 3 characters of a VIN are known as the World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI).
The combinations tells you which country the vehicle was made in and which vehicle manufacturer produced it.
You can refer to the country code chart below, or use our free VIN decoder to find out where you vehicle was made.
What digit of the VIN is the country code?
The first 3 characters of the VIN are known as the World Manufacturer Identifier, or WMI.
These 3 numbers can be used to determine which manufacturer built the vehicle and where in the world it was built.
The first digit of the VIN represents the country of origin.
The second digit describes the manufacturer and location.
The third digit describes the type of vehicle.
VIN Country Code
If you’re interested to see whether your vehicle was assembled in a particular manufacturer’s North America, South America, Europe, or Asia plants, you can easily do so by checking the VIN country code.
Refer to the table below to find out which country your vehicle was manufactured in.
Simply refer to the first 3 digits of your VIN and reference the table below to get the answer.
Alternatively, you can enter your vehicle identification number into our free VIN decoder to get all the information you need.
|VIN Code||Country of Origin|
|1, 4, 5||United States|
|9X-92||Trinidad & Tobago|
|AA- AH||South Africa|
|AJ – AN||Cote d’Ivoire|
|BA – BE||Angola|
|KA- KE||Sri- Lanka|
|KL- KR||South Korea|
|RA- RE||United Arab Emirates|
|RS- R0||Saudi Arabia|
|SA- SM||United Kingdom|
|TJ- TP||Czech Republic|