Originally Posted by nishant5858
I beg to differ, I hope you all are aware that the car manufactured month is 1 month advanced compared to the actual month. In simple words, a car which has VIN of November month will be actually produced in September End/October and then dispatched to dealer. No way a Same month manufactured car can be given to customs in same month provided only of the color/variant is freshly introduced.
I too wasn't aware of this but I came to know this from Skoda dealer who said that the cars of January are produced in November/ December.
I am not sure this is case with all manufacturers or just Skoda.
Sorry for going off topic.
I don't think so, in mobile production lines, most of the parts are already ready and sheet metal keeps getting cut.
VIN number represents the day car was produced in the factory. Yes Car will take days to reach the dealer after that, but VIN no. refers build date of the car.
Cars sold at Dealers are generally 1 month or 2 months older at the factory, geenerally cars sold in Jan 2016 will be manufactured in Nov/Dec 15, where you can negotiate for a discount.
However, if one insists in Jan 2016 for a 2016 manufactured car, and does PDI on VIN no. one can ensure that it is Jan 2016 car, it is specifically mentioned in RC. in Resale market date of manufacture is used.
For my ES, it was built on 20.10.2014, dealer let me on 25.10.14, I did PDI on 28.10.14 and car was ready for delivery on 31.10.14, this was because FORD factory was in Chennai and I am in Chennai. I knew exact build date by checking it out at etis.ford.com
Depending on the place in India it takes 7-20 days after manufacture to reach the dealer, Dealer will be keep the car in stockyard and try to sell his Inventory in First IN First Out basis, advantage of popular models is that Dealers keeps very little inventory and you get the car with very few days of it reaching them. Sometimes if a buyer cancels a booking at the last minute, particular variant not being popular, or manufacturers pressure for dealers to buy a certain amount of cars, dealers would have stocked 3-6 month old cars.