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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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Porsche debuts their 2020 Taycan model

Roughly translating to “soul of a spirited young horse”, the Porsche Taycan (pronounced tie-kann) promised to be a “true Porsche for the age of electric mobility”. With four doors and claiming to comfortably seat four people, the Taycan offers a unique package; promising the performance that you’d expect from a Porsche, combined with everyday usability.

With over 70 years of creating performance cars powered by combustion engines behind them, Porsche have revealed their first ever fully-electric car with a spectacular world premiere.

What we love about the new Ferrari Tributo

What we love about the new Ferrari Tributo

Posted on: 26th Sep 2019

Today’s new supercars, of course, need to be lighter, faster and more aerodynamically efficient than its forerunner. This theory of evolution is once again confirmed by Ferrari’s latest Berlinetta. The F8 Tributo embraces evolution, with the amount of engineering that’s gone into the brand’s recent hardcore 488 Pista being s...

Preparing your car for autumn

Preparing your car for autumn

Posted on: 26th Sep 2019

As the leaves on the trees start to change colour and we begin approaching the end of the year, driving conditions can become tricky. Whether it’s heavy rainfall, slippery leaves on the road or even low sun, autumnal conditions can present their own unique set of challenges to drivers. Whilst these driving conditions aren’t always avoid...

James May’s 10 Coolest Cars

James May’s 10 Coolest Cars

Posted on: 26th Sep 2019

Known for Top Gear and The Grand Tour, it comes as no surprise that James May, also known as Captain Slow, owns a nice range of cars himself. For two decades, he has tested and reviewed numerous cars for both programs and had an obvious preference for luxury cars, next to Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson. He doesn't speak much about his car...

SUVs 101: What are SUVs and why are they so popular?

SUVs 101: What are SUVs and why are they so popular?

Posted on: 4th Sep 2019

This article answers all the commonly asked questions about SUVs, from what an SUV actually is to the safety of the increasingly popular vehicle. SUVs are one of the most popular cars to have today, as you can see when walking down any car park. A vehicle that used to be only for the emergency services, the military or farmers has now become the...

Porsche’s new plug-in hybrid is their most powerful Cayenne yet

Porsche’s new plug-in hybrid is their most powerf...

Posted on: 23rd Aug 2019

With the recent push for electric and hybrid vehicles, it only seems natural that car manufacturers would begin focusing more and more on e-mobility and Porsche have done just that. Following the release of their Panamera series, Porsche have now also revealed a Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid - which also happens to be their fastest Cayenne yet.

Top luxury cars of 2019

Top luxury cars of 2019

Posted on: 23rd Aug 2019

With so many different, but equally as important, factors to consider; such as comfort, style, technology and performance to name a few, it’s no surprise that purchasing a luxury car can be an overwhelming experience. With this in mind, we’ve compiled our list of the top luxury cars of 2019 and what makes them stand out in the market.

Why buy an Overfinch Range Rover?

Why buy an Overfinch Range Rover?

Posted on: 23rd Aug 2019

Taking top spec Range Rover vehicles, Overfinch work to provide their customers with a tailor-made vehicle. By adding layer upon layer of luxury enhancement, the result is a distinctive interpretation of the British icon.

Bentley to focus on developing the Bentayga, instead of releasing more SUV models

Bentley to focus on developing the Bentayga, instead of...

Posted on: 23rd Aug 2019

With the Bentayga making up 50% of Bentley’s sales according to Hallmark, it is worth noting that it is already the best selling vehicle in the history of the company - which is particularly impressive considering it was only released in 2016.

Is premium fuel worth the extra expense?

Is premium fuel worth the extra expense?

Posted on: 22nd Aug 2019

If you drive a petrol supercar, performance car or even hot hatchback, the evidence does strongly suggest that the use of a high octane petrol will benefit your engine. Plus when running a performance car on a premium petrol, you should notice a difference in throttle response, amongst other things.

The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 gets more horsepower in its latest makeover

The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 gets more horsepower in its lat...

Posted on: 7th Aug 2019

Following a successful release in 2016, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4Matic SUV and Coupe have been updated with a fresh new look, along with an impressive selection of new features - some of which you can read about here.

The 10 best luxury SUVs of 2019

The 10 best luxury SUVs of 2019

Posted on: 7th Aug 2019

With premium car manufacturers investing more time and effort into creating SUVs, it’s no surprise that they seem to have become a staple model these days. In fact, it's not difficult to understand the rising demand for these cars; comfort, versatility, refinement - all paired with the highly desired combination of on-road and off-road p...

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW extend alliance plans in exciting new venture

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW extend alliance plans in exci...

Posted on: 7th Aug 2019

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW recently announced plans to collaborate and develop the new generation of electric vehicles together. This recently agreed alliance between the two brands has since been extended further to include internal combustion engines, or as they’re most commonly referred to: petrol, diesel and hybrid engines.

New Land Rover Defender supports lion conservation in Kenya

New Land Rover Defender supports lion conservation in K...

Posted on: 7th Aug 2019

The highly anticipated new Land Rover Defender has come one step closer to production, following what Land Rover describes as a “demanding testing programme” with Tusk Trust, who support lion conservation in Kenya.

Post-Brexit driving in Europe

Post-Brexit driving in Europe

Posted on: 18th Jun 2019

With the deadline for the UK to leave the EU drawing ever closer, there is still an enormous amount of uncertainty, with one point of concern being travelling to Europe after Brexit. The travel industry and UK holidaymakers are concerned as to what the rules are going to be after Brexit, particularly if it turns out to be a no-deal withdrawal as pa...

Adaptive cruise control: What is it?

Adaptive cruise control: What is it?

Posted on: 18th Jun 2019

Adaptive cruise control is essentially the same kind of speed-sustaining cruise control system that most drivers have already been familiar with for some time, albeit somewhat more sophisticated. The new adaptive cruise control does not just maintain a selected speed, as is the case with traditional cruise control, which is capable of adjusting up ...

The best vehicles for horse towing

The best vehicles for horse towing

Posted on: 18th Jun 2019

Towing can be an important part of the reason for purchasing a particular vehicle, especially for people who own horse boxes and need to move them around regularly or just every once in a while, but what are the best cars for the job? Here are some suggestions which are available here at Saxton:

Choosing the best breakdown cover in Europe

Choosing the best breakdown cover in Europe

Posted on: 18th Jun 2019

Anyone planning to take a trip to Europe, either on holiday or for work purposes, will be aware that there are many good reasons to take their own vehicle. Not only is being able to go from door to door while you’re away much more convenient, but it is also far less hassle to drive to your destination than having to deal with the stress of ai...

Explaining car GAP insurance

Explaining car GAP insurance

Posted on: 18th Jun 2019

It can be easy to get caught up in the thrill of buying a new car, and one extra that is often part of a car offer is GAP insurance. Many people are unclear as to the exact nature of GAP insurance, and whether or not they really need it, as on some occasions, it may be viewed as an unwarranted and unnecessary expense. Therefore it vital to fully un...

How to transfer number plates

How to transfer number plates

Posted on: 18th Jun 2019

Some people view having a personal or private number plate as a sign of status, and they can become a much-cherished item. However, they can also cost a fair bit of money to have made, and even those who can afford to do that are unlikely to want to get rid of them when the time comes to sell their car. How exactly do you go about keeping your exis...

Claiming car tax refunds

Claiming car tax refunds

Posted on: 18th Jun 2019

Once upon a time, when you were trying to sell your vehicle, you were able to make the deal more appealing on account of how many months worth of road tax your car had left on it. A 12-month tax disc on a vehicle would net the seller several hundred extra pounds, while a discount could be negotiated by buyers on vehicles which would require road ta...

The Volkswagen Touareg, how does it fare against what it’s designed for?

The Volkswagen Touareg, how does it fare against what i...

Posted on: 18th Mar 2019

We sell all types of 4x4, Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes and also Volkswagen. One of our previous customers got in touch with us, having bought a Volkswagen Touareg from us a year back. He decided to use it exactly as it’s intended, long distance, enough luggage for 4 and a whole load of ski gear. "The Touareg did everything we asked of it...

Tips for handling winter driving

Tips for handling winter driving

Posted on: 18th Jan 2019

When cold weather hits the UK, motorists need to be able to rely on their winter driving skills, and it is of particular importance that drivers are fully aware of tips with a proven history of keeping people safe when they take their cars out on the roads.

How to avoid getting a flat battery

How to avoid getting a flat battery

Posted on: 11th Jan 2019

As with all components of a motor vehicle, a battery needs to be maintained in order to avoid problems such as going flat. A car that does not have a working battery will simply not start, regardless of the condition of the engine. There are a number of effects that cold weather has on batteries – it can slow down the inner chemical processes...

The case for winter tyres

The case for winter tyres

Posted on: 16th Nov 2018

Poor driving conditions are now hitting the UK as winter draws nearer, with the result that a lot of drivers are considering purchasing winter tyres. Poor weather and snow are common in many countries, where the idea of winter tyres is readily accepted, but what exactly are they, how do they function, and are they really necessary?

3,000 drivers risk fines every day over car insurance

3,000 drivers risk fines every day over car insurance

Posted on: 16th Nov 2018

Nearly 3,000 drivers are being warned over car insurance errors every single day in the UK, according to shocking new research. The new scheme from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) is warning drivers who do not have car insurance, resulting in hundreds of thousands being given fixed penalty n...

Aston Martin name their first SUV

Aston Martin name their first SUV

Posted on: 15th Nov 2018

Aston Martin has confirmed the name of its first SUV as DBX.The first development DBX prototype is to be put through its paces along a demanding Welsh Rally stage in the hands of the company’s chief engineer, Matt Becker.

How the future of car technology is evolving in an eco-friendly direction

How the future of car technology is evolving in an eco-...

Posted on: 14th Nov 2018

Although once merely an innovative concept, electric vehicles (or EVs) have launched themselves into the automotive industry in major ways over the past several years. Technology manufacturing company Tesla have been pioneers on this front, but large vehicle companies such as Jaguar, Audi and Mercedes-Benz are following closely with their own eco-f...

Practical plans for achieving your ultimate car goals

Practical plans for achieving your ultimate car goals

Posted on: 14th Nov 2018

For many, obtaining their dream car(s) is one of the most sought-after achievements in life, and rightly so. Your car not only says a lot about you but also does wonders for your quality of life and self-esteem. This dream may be your life’s goal or at least one of them, but it does not need to take a lifetime to realise. With strategic plann...

New anniversary sports model on the horizon from Morgan Motor Company

New anniversary sports model on the horizon from Morgan...

Posted on: 14th Nov 2018

Morgan Motor Company, who have been manufacturing cars in the UK since 1909, will soon celebrate their 110th birthday. To salute their history, the company are releasing an entirely new range of sports cars with a variety of exclusive updates to go with it.

Range Rover Sport reinvented: Overfinch releases new SUV model

Range Rover Sport reinvented: Overfinch releases new SU...

Posted on: 14th Nov 2018

After more than 40 years in the industry converting Range Rover models to suit the unique needs of clients, Overfinch has now taken on a new feat with the release of its latest Range Rover Sport model. Although the designs were exhibited at the beginning of 2018, the official release of this vehicle has a worldwide audience talking about the most r...

Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2: the first in limited edition “Icona” series

Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2: the first in limited edition...

Posted on: 1st Nov 2018

The latest release in slick sports cars manufactured by industry leader Ferrari saw the reveal of the “Icona” series, a collection of models inspired by the 1950s classics. Ferrari exhibited the never-before-seen Monza SP1 and SP2, the first two in the series, at the Maranello showroom in honour of Capital Market’s Day on 18 Sept

Range Rover Sport reinvented: Overfinch releases new SUV model

Range Rover Sport reinvented: Overfinch releases new SU...

Posted on: 1st Nov 2018

After more than 40 years in the industry converting Range Rover models to suit the unique needs of clients, Overfinch has now taken on a new feat with the release of its latest Range Rover Sport model. Although the designs were exhibited at the beginning of 2018, the official release of this vehicle has a worldwide audience talking about the most r...

Valuable Vehicle Investments: 4x4 Models Set To Become Future Classics

Valuable Vehicle Investments: 4x4 Models Set To Become ...

Posted on: 29th Oct 2018

For car enthusiasts or finance experts, it’s no surprise that automobiles make for one of the most valuable investments. This is especially profitable when choosing from a range of future classics bound to multiply in worth in the next several decades. While some may assume this only applies to sports cars, 4x4s are well suited for investment...

Fresh on the 4x4 scene: Jaguar E-Pace S

Fresh on the 4x4 scene: Jaguar E-Pace S

Posted on: 29th Oct 2018

The Jaguar E-Pace collection is undoubtedly one of the best SUV ranges on the current market. This is due to its sleek appearance and powerful interior, making it a desirable option for Jaguar lovers on a global scope. While you may have thought that the range couldn’t possibly get any better, the latest technology has allowed this company to...

Protection Packs for Four-legged Friends

Protection Packs for Four-legged Friends

Posted on: 29th Aug 2018

Land Rover's newest option packs protect your four-legged friends A variety of dog-friendly features will be offered in Land Rovers starting this winter.

Your next Ferrari should be an SUV

Your next Ferrari should be an SUV

Posted on: 16th May 2018

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.

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.