Japanese Rz1 B12 Coupe
Model Number Pattern: <K> <E> B12 <B> <F> <E> <VS Number> <Pack Number>
K: Body type. K = RZ-1 Coupe, W = California Wagon, R = Hatchback. No value means the 4-door sedan.
E: Engine. E = CA16DE, S = CD17 Diesel, H = E15. F=GA15, No value means the E13 engine.
B: Grade variant. G = GL or Type A, J = SGL or 303S, B = Super Saloon or 305X or Type A Twincam or Type B Turbo, X = SGXE or Turbo Super Saloon or 305Re or 305Rt or Type B or Type A Turbo. No value means DX.
F: Transmission. A = Automatic F3, D = Automatic F4, F = Manual 5 speed, W = Automatic F4. No value means 4 speed manual.
E: Engine special number. E = EGI fuel injection, T = Turbo, no value means carburettor.
VS Number: M = fender mirrors, Y = electric foldable mirrors, Z = aircon(?), I = Interior selection (?)
The meaning of the pack number is still unknown.
Todo: search for a real-world example.
US-Spec Sentra Sports Coupe
VIN Pattern: JN1PB2413<H> <U> < 6 digits >
Interesting enough, the US market Sentra coupes do not have the B12 inside their VIN code, but B24 instead.
Similar to the EU-model, each B12 also comes with a "Nissan" model number, for example:
<K> <G> <L> <N> B12 <R> <X> <F> <I> <U> <C>
K: Body type. K = RZ-1 Coupe, W = California Wagon, R = Hatchback. No value means sedan.
E: Engine. P = E16, G=GA16.L: Left-hand drive variant.
N: 4WD. No value means 2WD.
R: 2-door sedan. No value for any other variant.
X: Grade variant. X: SE, H: GXE, S: STD or E. No value means XE.
F: Transmission. A = Automatic, F = Manual 5 speed.
I: Engine injection type. I = Single point injection. No value means carburettor.
U: Region. U = Federal states, V = for California
C: Special Extras. C = aircon, G = alloy wheels, L = std grade, P = power steering + tilt steering, R = air spoiler, S = sun roof, Y = rear wiper
EU-Spec Nissan Sunny Coupe (LHD)
The chassis numbers of the EU-spec model actually have two parts:
VIN Pattern: JN10KPB12U00001234
The VIN is the vehicle identification number, and internationally standardized.
Additionally, each B12 also comes with a "Nissan" model number, that is also imprinted on the VIN plate, and looks for example like this:
KPLB12HFIO (example from an E16i SLX with cat)
KULB12JFEQR (example from an CA18DE)
This number is very similar to the Japanese chassis code number:
<K> <P> <L> B12 <H> <F> <I> <Q> <C>
K: Body type. K = RZ-1 Coupe, W = California Wagon.
E: Engine. E = CA16DE, U = CA18DE, S = CD17 Diesel, H = E15. P = E16, G=GA16.
L: Left-hand drive variant.
H: Grade variant. S = L, H = SLX or GTI Coupe, None means LX
F: Transmission. A = Automatic, F = Manual 5 speed. No value means 4 speed manual.
I: Engine injection type. I = Single point injection.
Q: Region. E = Europe. No value means Europe with catalyic converter.
C: Special Extras. C = aircon, P = power steering, S = sun roof, W = 5-mph-US-safety-bumpers, Y = rear wiper
Mexican-built Hikari Models
The VIN/model code for the Mexican built Hikari B12s is unclear. If you have any information on the Mexican type of VINs or model codes, please let us know! Thanks.
Apparently the Mexican Hikaris were built well into the 90ties.
The models built in Thailand follow a similar naming scheme than the Japan spec models, and look like this:
Apparently the Thailand built models were built well into the 90ties. At least a model from 1992 is confirmed.
South Africa build Models
The VIN/model code for the South African built Sunny coupes is unknown. If you have any information on this type of VINs or model codes, please let us know! Thanks.