Kia Sportage: Identification Numbers / General information

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Service Manual / General Information / Identification Numbers / General information

Identification Numbers

Identification Number Description
Vehicle Identification Number

1.
World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI)
- KNA : Passenger vehicle, MPV(Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle)/SUV(Sports Utility Vehicle)/RV(Recreational Vehicle)
- KNC : Commercial vehicle (Van)
- KND: MPV/SUV/RV (For U.S.A, Canada, Mexico)
- KNH: Van
2.
Vehicle line
- P : SPORTAGE
3.
Model & Series
- L : Low grade (L)
- M : Middle-Low grade (GL)
- N : Middle grade (GLS, JSL)
- P : Middle-High grade (HGS)
- R : High grade (TOP)
- 6 : Premium GL grade (PGL)
- 7 : Super HGSL grade (SHG)
4.
Body/Cabin type, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
KNA
- 1 : Limousine
- 2 : Sedan - 2 door
- 3 : Sedan - 3 door
- 4 : Sedan - 4 door
- 5 : Sedan - 5 door
- 6 : Coupe
- 7 : Convertible
- 8 : Wagon
- 9 : Commercial Van
- 0 : Pick-Up
KNC (Commercial vehicle / Van)
Except U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, Gulf Cooperation Council, China
- X : Standard Cabin / Semi-Bonnet
- Y : Double Cabin / Bonnet
- Z : Super Cabin / Box
For U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, Gulf Cooperation Council, China
- 2 : Standard Cabin Class-H 4×2
- 3 : Standard Cabin Class-E 4×2 / Semi-Bonnet Class-E 4×2
- 4 : Standard Cabin Class-E 4×4 / Semi-Bonnet Class-E 4×4
- 5 : Standard Cabin Class-F 4×2 / Semi-Bonnet Class-F 4×2
- 6 : Standard Cabin Class-F 4×4 / Semi-Bonnet Class-F 4×4
- 7 : Double Cabin Class-E 4×2 / Bonnet Class-E 4×2
- 8 : Double Cabin Class-E 4×4 / Bonnet Class-E 4×4
- 9 : Double Cabin Class-F 4×2 / Bonnet Class-F 4×2
- 0 : Double Cabin Class-F 4×4 / Bonnet Class-F 4×4
- A : Super Cabin Class-E 4×2 / Box Class-E 4×2
- B : Super Cabin Class-E 4×4 / Box Class-E 4×4
- C : Super Cabin Class-F 4×2 / Box Class-F 4×2
- D : Super Cabin Class-F 4×4 / Box Class-F 4×4
KND
- 1 : Wagon 4×2 Class-A
- 2 : Wagon 4×2 Class-B
- 3 : Wagon 4×2 Class-C
- 4 : Wagon 4×2 Class-D
- 5 : Wagon 4×2 Class-E
- 6 : Wagon 4×2 Class-F
- 7 : Wagon 4×2 Class-G
- A : Wagon 4×4 Class-A
- B : Wagon 4×4 Class-B
- C : Wagon 4×4 Class-C
- D : Wagon 4×4 Class-D
- E : Wagon 4×4 Class-E
- F : Wagon 4×4 Class-F
- G : Wagon 4×4 Class-G
KNH
- 1 : Box
- 2 : Bonnet
- 3 : Semi-Bonnet
5.
Restraint system, Brake system
KNA, KND
Except U.S.A, Canada, Mexico
- 0 : Both side - None
- 1 : Both side - Active belt
- 2 : Both side - Passive belt
For U.S.A, Canada
Code
Seat belt
Front air bag
Knee air bag
Side air bag
Curtain air bag
Driver's
Passenger's
Driver's
Passenger's
1st row
2nd row
3rd row
1st row
2nd row
3rd row
A
°
°
°
×
×
°
×
×
°
°
×
B
°
°
°
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
C
°
°
°
×
×
°
×
×
°
°
°
D
°
°
°
×
×
°
°
×
°
°
×
E
°
°
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
F
°
°
°
×
×
°
×
×
×
×
×
H
°
°
°
°
×
°
×
×
°
°
°

For Mexico
Code
Seat belt
Front air bag
Knee air bag
Side air bag
Curtain air bag
Driver's
Passenger's
Driver's
Passenger's
1st row
2nd row
3rd row
1st row
2nd row
3rd row
N
°
°
°
×
×
°
×
×
°
°
×
B
°
°
°
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
C
°
°
°
×
×
°
×
×
°
°
°
D
°
°
°
×
×
°
°
×
°
°
×
E
°
°
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
F
°
°
°
×
×
°
×
×
×
×
×
H
°
°
°
°
×
°
×
×
°
°
°

KNC, KNH
Except U.S.A, Canada, Mexico
- 7 : Hydraulic brake system
- 8 : Pneumatic brake system
- 9 : Mixed brake system
For U.S.A, Canada, Mexico
- X : Hydraulic brake system
- Y : Pneumatic brake system
- Z : Mixed brake system
6.
Engine type
- 3 : Diesel engine 2.0 TCI (R)
- 7 : Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV - Ethanol) engine 2.0 MPI (Nu)
- A : Gasoline engine 2.0 MPI (Nu)
- C : Gasoline engine 2.4 GDI (Theta-II)
7.
Check digit or Driver’s side & Transmission
Except U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, Gulf Cooperation Council, China, Yemen
- A : LHD & MT
- B : LHD & AT
- C : LHD & MT+Transfer
- D : LHD & AT+Transfer
- E : LHD & CVT
- F : LHD & Reduction Gear
- G : LHD & DCT
- H : LHD & DCT+Transfer
- L : RHD & MT
- M : RHD & AT
- N : RHD & MT+Transfer
- S : RHD & AT+Transfer
- T : RHD & CVT
- U : RHD & Reduction Gear
- V : RHD & DCT
- W : RHD & DCT+Transfer
For U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, Gulf Cooperation Council, China, Yemen
- Check digit : 0 ~ 9, ×
8.
Production year
- F : 2015, G : 2016, H : 2017, J : 2018...
9.
Plant of production
- 6 : Sohari (Korea)
- 5 : Hwasung (Korea)
- 7 : Kwangju (Korea)
- T : Seosan (Korea)
10.
Vehicle production sequence number
- 000001 ~ 999999
Engine Number

1.
Engine fuel
- G : Gasoline
- D : Diesel
- F : Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV - Ethanol)
2.
Engine range
- 4 : 4 cycle 4 cylinder
3.
Engine development order and capacity
- N : Nu engine (Gasoline / FFV)
- K : Theta engine (Gasoline)
- H : R engine (Diesel)
4.
Engine Capacity
- A : 1995cc (R 2.0 engine)
- A : 1999cc (Nu 2.0 engine)
- J : 2359cc (Theta-II 2.4 GDI engine)
5.
Production year
- E : 2014, F : 2015, G : 2016, H : 2017...
6.
Plant of production
- A : Asan (Korea)
- B : Beijing (China)
- H : Hwasung (Korea)
- K : Montgomery (U.S.A)
- M : Chennai (India)
- P : Poseung (Korea)
- S : Sohari (Korea)
- T : Izmit (Turkey)
- U : Ulsan (Korea)
- W : Shandong (China)
- Z : Zilina (Slovakia)
- 1 : Yancheng (China)
7.
Engine production sequence number
- 000001 ~ 999999
Transaxle Number
Manual (M6CF4)

1.
Assembly code of plant
2.
Model year
- F : 2015, G : 2016, H : 2017, I : 2018...
3.
Plant of production
- B : Beijing
- J : Ostrava (Czech)
- H : Hwasung (Korea)
- M : Chennai (India)
- U : Ulsan (Korea)
- W : Wia
4.
Transaxle production sequence number
- 000001 - 999999
Automatic (A6MF1-1, A6MF1, A6MF2-2, A6LF2)

1.
Model
- BB : A6LF2 2WD
- BD : A6LF2 4WD
- KK : A6MF2-2 2WD
- KM : A6MF2-2 4WD
- PA : A6MF1-1 2WD
- EM : A6MF1 4WD
2.
Model year
- F : 2015, G : 2016, H : 2017, I : 2018...
3.
Final gear ratio
- F : 3.320
- P : 3.064
- Q : 3.041, 3.612
- R : 3.195
- V : 3.648
4.
Detailed classification
- A : Theta 2.4 GDI 2WD/4WD
- D : Theta 2.0 T-GDI 2WD/4WD
- H : R 2.0 4WD
- I : NU 2.0 MPI 2WD
- K : R 2.0 2WD
- R : NU 2.0 MPI 4WD
5.
Plant of production
- 2 : Powertech - Pant 2 (Korea)
- 4 : Powertech - Pant 4 (Korea)
- U : Ulsan - Plant 1 (Korea)
- S : Ulsan - Plant 2 (Korea)
- N : Ulsan - Plant 3 (Korea)
- H : Hwasung (Korea)
6.
Transaxle production sequence number
- 000001 ~ 999999
Paint Code
Code
Color
A3R
Fiery Red
BU2
Mercury Blue
BY2
Petina Bronze
E6S
Mineral Silver
KCS
Sparkling Silver
SWP
Snow White Pearl
UD
Clear White
9P
Black Cherry

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