Kia Forte: General Information / Identification Numbers

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) 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

- F : CERATO / FORTE

3.

Model & Series

- 1 : Low grade (L, GA1, GA2)

- 2 : Middle-Low grade (GL, GB1, GB2)

- 3 : Middle grade (GLS, JSL, GD1, GD2)

- 4 : Middle-High grade (HGS, GE1, GE2)

- 5 : High grade (TOP, GF1, GF2)

- 6 : Premium GL (PGL, GC1, GC2)

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

- G : Shooting Brake - 5 door

- H : Fastback - 5 door

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, 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
A
°
°
°
×
×
°
×
×
°
°
×
B
°
°
°
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
C
°
°
°
×
×
°
×
×
°
°
°
D
°
°
°
×
×
°
°
×
°
°
×
E
°
°
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
F
°
°
°
×
×
°
×
×
×
×
×
N
°
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
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

- 6 : Gasoline engine 1.6 MPI (Gamma)

- 7 : Gasoline engine 1.6 T-GDI (Gamma)

- A : Diesel engine 1.6 TCI (New U)

- C : Gasoline engine 2.0 MPI (Nu)

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 & IVT

- F : LHD & Reduction Gear

- G : LHD & DCT

- H : LHD & DCT+Transfer

- J : LHD & AMT

- L : RHD & MT

- M : RHD & AT

- N : RHD & MT+Transfer

- S : RHD & AT+Transfer

- T : RHD & IVT

- U : RHD & Reduction Gear

- V : RHD & DCT

- W : RHD & DCT+Transfer

- Y : RHD & AMT

For U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, Gulf Cooperation Council, China, Yemen

- Check digit : 0 ~ 9, ×

8.

Production year

- J : 2018, K : 2019, L : 2020, M : 2021...

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

2.

Engine range

- 4 : 4 cycle 4 cylinder

3.

Engine development order and capacity

- F : Gamma engine (Gasoline)

- N : Nu engine (Gasoline)

- F : New U engine (Diesel)

4.

Engine capacity

- G : 1591cc (Gamma MPI)

- J : 1591cc (Gamma T-GDI)

- A : 1999cc (Nu MPI)

- E : 1598cc (New U TCI)

5.

Production year

- J : 2018, K : 2019, L : 2020, M : 2021...

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 Transaxle Number (M6CF1)

1.

Assembly code of plant

2.

Model year

- J : 2018, K : 2019, L : 2020, M : 2021...

3.

Plant of production

- H : Hwasung (Korea)

- U : Ulsan (Korea)

- W : Wia

4.

Transaxle production sequence number

- 000001 - 999999

Manual Transaxle Number (M6CF3-1)

1.

Model

- W : M6CF3-1

2.

Model year

- J : 2018, K : 2019, L : 2020, M : 2021...

3.

Plant of production

- U : Ulsan

- H : Hwasung

4.

Speed

- 6 : 6-speed

5.

Spare

6.

Final gear ratio

- A : 3.471

- B : 3.833

- C : 3.941

- D : 4.059

- E : 4.188

- F : 4.267

- G : 4.400

- H : 3.706

- J : 3.647

- K : 4.333

- L : 4.467

- M : 4.563

- N : 3.250

- P : 3.048

- R : 3.722

7.

Transaxle production sequence number

- 000001 ~ 999999

Automatic Transaxle Number (A6GF1-2, A6MF1-2)

1.

Model

- RA : A6GF1-2 (GAMMA 1.6 MPI)

- RB : A6MF1-2 (NU 2.0 MPI)

2.

Model year

- J : 2018, K : 2019, L : 2020, M : 2021...

3.

Final gear ratio

- V : 3.612

- R : 3.270

4.

Detailed classification

- A : GAMMA 1.6 MPI / NU 2.0 MPI

5.

Plant of production

- 2 : Powertech Plant2

- 4 : Powertech Plant4

- U : Ulsan Plant 1

- S : Ulsan Plant 2

- N : Ulsan Plant 3

- H : Hwasung

6.

Transaxle production sequence number

- 000001 ~ 999999

Paint Code

Code
Color
ABP
Aurora Black Pearl
ABT
Smoky Granite
BBL
Horizon Blue
B4U
Gravity Blue
CR5
New Red
DRG
New Orange
KLG
Steel Grey
UD
Clear Whtie
SWP
Snow White Pearl
4SS
Silky Silver

Dual Clutch Transmission (D7UF1)

1.

Assembly code

- D001 : D7UF1

2.

Production year

- J : 2018, K : 2019, L : 2020, M : 2021...

3.

Plant of production

- D : Hyundai Dymos

4.

Month of production

- 1 - 9 : 1 - 9 month

- A - C : 10 - 12 month

5.

Transmission production sequence number

- 00001 ~ 99999

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