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Creating New cap Codes - Guidelines

  • New generation – the whole range will receive new codes for a new generation
  • Facelift – the whole range will receive new codes for a new generation providing that the assessment has been passed. Images of the car (front and rear three quarter, interior view of dash and centre console as a minimum) must be sent in order to complete the assessment
  • Slot in codes to an existing range – new codes will be created in the event of introducing a new engine, power, trim level etc. These will be added to an existing range or a new range where one does not previously exist e.g. special editions

We will create new codes if there is a change to any of the following:

  • Naming
  • Trim
  • Doors
  • Seats
  • Fuel Type
  • Engine size
  • Transmission
  • Gears
  • Power

If you believe there has been a change to any of the above features within the first 3 months of the ID being added, we must investigate and query if necessary, if this is a genuine change or a correction.

Creating New Pack Based cap Codes – Guidelines

We will create new codes in the following scenarios:

  • A corresponding MVRIS code will be created
  • If there is likely to be a huge uptake in vehicles with these selected options/packs
  • There is an expected uplift in residual value (engage Gold Book team)
  • The option involves a change to seating e.g. 5 to 7 or reverse
  • The request is consistent to the range or other ranges for that OEM
  • There is an impact to safety features (NCAP, Insurance Group)