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Carmen Kass - Vogue Model of The Year Winner 2000
Carmen Kass - Vogue Model of The Year Winner 2000
Published: 2014/06/28
Channel: giocurve
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How to Find the Model Year and Build Date of Your Vehicle - CURT Manufacturing
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MODEL OF THE YEAR!!! - GQ MEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS -
Published: 2017/12/09
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26-Year-Old Model Wears Her ‘Wrinkles’ With Pride
Published: 2017/06/21
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19-Year-Old Instagram Model Attacked by Shark in the Bahamas
Published: 2018/07/11
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How To Find Model/Year Of Vintage Trek Bike By Serial Number
Published: 2017/02/08
Channel: RJ The Bike Guy
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Model Year thanks to VIN Number
Published: 2012/11/08
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SR Series: Model Year 2017 G6
Published: 2017/02/02
Channel: CirrusAircraft
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Adwoa Aboah | International Model Of The Year | The Fashion Awards 2017
Published: 2017/12/05
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MOST POPULAR UPCOMING CARS MODEL YEAR 2018
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: Cars & Technology
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New Tracks System for Model Year 2019 John Deere S700 Combines
Published: 2018/05/30
Channel: Holland and Sons
2014 Model Year in Review
2014 Model Year in Review
Published: 2015/01/05
Channel: spencer1984.com
How to Buy a Lotus Elise: Model Year Differences & Where to Shop
How to Buy a Lotus Elise: Model Year Differences & Where to Shop
Published: 2017/09/14
Channel: Little Lost Lotus
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Published: 2018/07/15
Channel: nollygrio
10 Best Upcoming Sports Cars of 2018 Model Year: Prices and Tech Specifications
10 Best Upcoming Sports Cars of 2018 Model Year: Prices and Tech Specifications
Published: 2017/09/13
Channel: Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews
Male Model of the Year - Zoolander Awards Scene
Male Model of the Year - Zoolander Awards Scene
Published: 2015/07/16
Channel: Chandler Anderson
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Model Year Closeout
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: McGee Chevrolet
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Published: 2018/07/17
Channel: Vann Buntha
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How to find the bike identification and year model on your KTM
Published: 2010/04/26
Channel: lilfish8081
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WooCommerce Vehicle Parts Finder Make/Model/Year
Published: 2016/11/25
Channel: Scott Howard
Polar Bear Wakesurf Review for Model Year 2018
Polar Bear Wakesurf Review for Model Year 2018
Published: 2018/03/19
Channel: wake9.com
Kaia Gerber Reacts to Receiving Model of the Year Award | E! Live from the Red Carpet
Kaia Gerber Reacts to Receiving Model of the Year Award | E! Live from the Red Carpet
Published: 2016/09/09
Channel: E! Live from the Red Carpet
MR2 Television Advertisements from Model Year 1985 to 2003, covering AW11, SW20, and ZZW30.
MR2 Television Advertisements from Model Year 1985 to 2003, covering AW11, SW20, and ZZW30.
Published: 2017/08/08
Channel: The Adventurous Driver
Gigi Hadid model of year
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Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: Dunya Today
2018 Airstream Interstate Model Year Improvements Extended Lounge Mercedes Benz Sprinter
2018 Airstream Interstate Model Year Improvements Extended Lounge Mercedes Benz Sprinter
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: Colonial Airstream
How To Find The Model Year Of Your Trek Bike
How To Find The Model Year Of Your Trek Bike
Published: 2012/07/28
Channel: RJ The Bike Guy
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HUSABERG Model Year 2012 - 100% Enduro
Published: 2011/07/26
Channel: 1000PS - die starke Motorradseite im Internet
What Are The Best Model Years To Buy? (BMW 335i)
What Are The Best Model Years To Buy? (BMW 335i)
Published: 2018/07/20
Channel: Simply Car Things
5 Most Popular Cars model year 2018
5 Most Popular Cars model year 2018
Published: 2017/07/17
Channel: Cars & Technology
Crestliner Boats Model Year 2018
Crestliner Boats Model Year 2018
Published: 2018/01/22
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Gibson USA 2017 Model Year Rundown
Gibson USA 2017 Model Year Rundown
Published: 2017/01/21
Channel: Gibson Guitar
Fiat 128 Rally, model year 1973
Fiat 128 Rally, model year 1973
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: Auto e moto d'epoca
Schwinn Sycamore eBike - Model Year 2018 Sport Hybrid Electric Bike
Schwinn Sycamore eBike - Model Year 2018 Sport Hybrid Electric Bike
Published: 2017/10/06
Channel: Schwinn Bicycles
Schwinn Fastback Road Bike Line - Model Year 2018
Schwinn Fastback Road Bike Line - Model Year 2018
Published: 2017/10/05
Channel: Schwinn Bicycles
1947 HUDSON,  A WARMED - OVER MODEL YEAR
1947 HUDSON, A WARMED - OVER MODEL YEAR
Published: 2010/04/07
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John Deere S Series Combines Model Year 2014
John Deere S Series Combines Model Year 2014
Published: 2013/09/30
Channel: Everett Royer
Ritchie Tractor Model Year End Clearance Event
Ritchie Tractor Model Year End Clearance Event
Published: 2017/11/28
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New Honda CBR500R Model Year 2016
New Honda CBR500R Model Year 2016
Published: 2015/10/15
Channel: Taufik TMCBlog
Model Year 2016 SR Introduction
Model Year 2016 SR Introduction
Published: 2016/01/26
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New Holland's 2018 Model Year T9 Tractor
Published: 2017/07/28
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New Maserati Ghibli 2018 Model Year Facelift
Published: 2017/08/29
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Fiat 1100 H 103 Lusso, model year 1959
Fiat 1100 H 103 Lusso, model year 1959
Published: 2017/01/14
Channel: Auto e moto d'epoca
Kulkuri 34 - Model year 2015
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Published: 2014/08/28
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Fiat 127 Special, model year 1976
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Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: Auto e moto d'epoca
Gibson USA 2017 New Model Year
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Published: 2017/01/19
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Nissan GT-R 2017 Model Year : Gray ,  Interior : Amber Red
Nissan GT-R 2017 Model Year : Gray , Interior : Amber Red
Published: 2016/04/02
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Fiat 850 Super, model year 1969
Fiat 850 Super, model year 1969
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The model year (MY) of a product is a number used worldwide, but with a high level of prominence in North America, to describe approximately when a product was produced, and it usually indicates the coinciding base specification (design revision number) of that product.

The model year and the actual calendar year of production rarely coincide. For example, a North American 2015 model year automobile is available during most of the 2015 calendar year, but is usually also available from the third quarter of 2014 because production of the 2015 model began in July or August 2014, continuing to May/June/July 2015.

The variables of build date and design revision number are semi-independent. There is no natural law that forces one to be strictly correlated to the other, other than that:

  1. future design revisions cannot have been built in the past, and
  2. most products, in most contexts, tend to be built to the design revision that was the latest one at the time of building.

Automobiles[edit]

Alfred P. Sloan extended the idea of yearly fashion-change from clothing to automobiles in the 1920s. His company, General Motors, was the first to introduce planned obsolescence (in cars) by means of making the production date, and thus the car's newness or lack of it, visually discernible.[1]

European and Japanese automakers can utilise the term "model year" in respect of model availability dates in North American markets: these often receive updated models significantly later than domestic markets, especially in the event of unforeseen slow sales causing an inventory build-up of earlier versions.

The practice of identifying revisions of automobiles by their model year is strongest in Canada and the United States.[citation needed] Typically, complete vehicle redesigns of long-standing models occur in cycles of at least five years, with one or two facelifts during the model cycle, and manufacturers introduce such redesigns at various times throughout a calendar year.

Introductions of new models are often phased in around the world, meaning that a 2004 model of a particular vehicle may actually refer to two entirely different vehicles in different countries. Therefore, the more common practice for enthusiasts and motoring writers in other countries is to identify major revisions using the manufacturer's identifier for each revision.

For instance, aficionados will classify the Holden Commodore (a popular Australian car) according to the following series: VB (introduced in 1978), VC (1980), VH (1981), VK (1984), VL (1986), VN (1988), VP (1991), VR (1993), VS (1995), VT (1997), VX (2000), VY (2002), VZ (2004), VE (2006) and VF (2013). This is done for the simple reason of making the cars more easily distinguished.

Europe[edit]

In the automotive industry the model year is absolutely defined only by the manufacturer, and not by any local vehicle registration practices or marketing opinions.

Industry practice varies between markets according both to the level of exports to North America, and to the extent to which US-owned subsidiaries dominate the domestic automarket.[citation needed] In the 1960s and 1970s, many new models were traditionally introduced at the London or Paris motor shows during October, and manufacturers owned by US corporations as well as domestically controlled UK auto-makers tended to follow US auto-industry conventions in respect of model years. The concept was never so universally applied in Europe as in North America, however, and since the 1980s, the more commercially critical European Motor Shows have been the March Geneva Motor Show and the September Frankfurt Motor Show or Paris Motor Show. New models have increasingly been launched in June or July even in the UK, where the two remaining US-owned subsidiaries no longer design and build distinctively British Ford and Vauxhall models. All this has left the US-style model-year concept increasingly absent from the European domestic automarkets.

An automotive model year is categorically defined by the 10th digit of the vehicle identification number (VIN), and simply indicates any manufacturer-specified evolution in mid-cycle of a model range - such as revised paint options, trim options or any other minor specification change. The 10th VIN digit does not relate to the calendar year which the car is built, although the two may coincide. For example, a vehicle produced between July 2006 and June 2007 may have a 7 as the 10th digit of the VIN, and another vehicle produced between July 2007 and June 2008 may have an 8 in the 10th digit - with the change-over date varying depending on manufacturer, model and year.

United States[edit]

In the United States, automobile model-year sales traditionally begin with the fourth quarter of the preceding year. So model year refers to the sales model year; for example, vehicles sold during the period from October 1 to September 30 of the following year belong to a single model year.[citation needed] In addition, the launch of the new model-year has long been coordinated to the launch of the traditional new television season (as defined by A.C. Nielsen) in late September, because of the heavy dependence between television to offer products from automakers to advertise, and the car companies to launch their new models at a high-profile time of year.[2]

In other cases, products of a previous model year can continue production, especially if a newer model hasn't yet been released. In that case, the model year remains the same until a new model is introduced. This is to ensure that the model will be seen by the public, and will actually sell a number of vehicles before a new vehicle-model is produced, and people will look at the newer model rather than the previous one.

In the United States, for regulation purposes (such as VIN numbering and EPA emissions certification), government authorities allow cars of a given model year to be sold starting on January 1 of the previous calendar year. For example, this means that a 2019 model year vehicle can legally go on sale on January 1, 2018.[3] This has resulted in a few cars in the following model year being introduced in advertisements during the NFL's Super Bowl in February. A notable example of an "early" model year launch would be the Ford Mustang, introduced as an early 1965 model (sometimes "1964½") in April 1964 at the World's Fair, several months before the official start of the 1965 model year in August 1964.

Other products[edit]

In addition to automobiles and bicycles, some other products that often have model years include:

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual model change was the result of affluence, technology, advertising". Automotive News. US. September 14, 2008. Retrieved February 3, 2018. 
  2. ^ Carter, Bill (September 23, 2008). "A Television Season That Lasts All Year". The New York Times. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ For legal purposes, various definitions for "model year" are given in various federal laws, including 42 USC 7521(b)(3)(A), 26 USC 4064(b)(4), and 49 USC 32901(a)(15)

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