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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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The case for winter tyres

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?

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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.