(b) Body type means the general configuration or shape of a vehicle distinguished by such
characteristics as the number of doors or windows, cargo-carrying features and the roofline (e.g.,
sedan, fastback, hatchback).
(c) Check digit means a single number or the letter X used to verify the accuracy of the
transcription of the vehicle identification number.
(d) Engine type means a power source with defined characteristics such as fuel utilized,
number of cylinders, displacement, and net brake horsepower. The specific manufacturer and
make shall be represented if the engine powers a passenger car or a multipurpose passenger
vehicle, or truck with a gross vehicle weight rating of 4536 kg (10,000 lb) or less.
(e) High-volume manufacturer, for purposes of this part, means a manufacturer of 1,000
or more vehicles of a given type each year.
(f) Incomplete vehicle means an assemblage consisting, as a minimum, of frame and
chassis structure, power train, steering system, suspension system and braking system, to the
extent that those systems are to be part of the completed vehicle, that requires further
manufacturing operations, other than the addition of readily attachable components, such as
mirrors or tire and rim assemblies, or minor finishing operations such as painting, to become a
(g) Line means a name that a manufacturer applies to a family of vehicles within a make
which have a degree of commonality in construction, such as body, chassis or cab type.
(h) Low-volume manufacturer, for purposes of this part, means a manufacturer of fewer
than 1,000 vehicles of a given type each year.
Make means a name that a manufacturer applies to a group of vehicles or engines.
Manufacturer means a person –