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Discover all the news and views from the world of 4x4s as Saxton 4x4 reviews the latest models, press releases and rumours emanating from the leading manufacturers. Our blog will keep you up-to-date with everything from new incarnations to unique one-off models and will give you the lowdown on upgrades to ever popular models. We have our finger on the pulse, so you won’t miss anything that involves 4x4s again.

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Your next Ferrari should be an SUV

40 years ago if you had gazed into your automotive crystal ball and imagined all the things that would be desirable today, you may not have guessed that luxury sports utility vehicles (SUVs) would have become the lifeblood of our most treasured car manufacturers.

In the 1970s, the Range Rover was the unchallenged overlord, and arguably the creator of this subsection of the car world. Save for a few other players in the market, such as the Mercedes G-Wagen and the hardy Toyota Land Cruiser, these were cars suited to farmers-done-good and various heads of state. The Shah of Iran had a hand in commissioning the G-Wagen, a car that straddled a line between tough military vehicle and opulent piece of urban exhibitionism. Back then, even ardent luxury 4x4 advocate Mr Charles King, chief engineer of the original Range Rover, said: “To use the 4x4 for the school run, or even in cities or towns at all, is completely stupid.” If you were a high-flying executive with your bonus freshly cleared in the bank, your daily drive would more likely have involved a Mercedes S-Class saloon for the weekday commute and a fire-engine-red Porsche 911 Turbo at the weekend.

New Tax Rules

New Tax Rules

Posted on: 21st Mar 2017

With huge changes to in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) system imminent; buyers are facing bigger road tax bills!

The New Range Rover Velar

The New Range Rover Velar

Posted on: 21st Mar 2017

The new Porsche Macan rival that sits between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport is Land Rovers most road-biased model yet

Used SUV of The Year 2016

Used SUV of The Year 2016

Posted on: 23rd Dec 2016

Car Dealer Magazines Used SUV of Te Year for 2016 is the Land Rover Discovery.

Prepare for winter

Prepare for winter

Posted on: 5th Dec 2016

The best way for your car to survive whatever winter throws at you.

The Maserati Levante 2017

The Maserati Levante 2017

Posted on: 5th Dec 2016

Looking to attract the kind of buyer who is tempted by the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X6

A Defender made for thrill seekers

A Defender made for thrill seekers

Posted on: 19th Oct 2015

Motoring icon turns boy racer before its production run on British shores comes to an abrupt halt at the end of the year

Jaguar planning SUV family

Jaguar planning SUV family

Posted on: 21st Jun 2015

Manufacturer eyeing up aggressive brand expansion to take slice of growing SUV market.

Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover Evoque

Posted on: 14th Apr 2015

The all-new Range Rover Evoque the smallest, lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever.