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Awesome Cars Not Sold in Britain

There is a long list of awesome machines, including several SUVs and 4x4s, that we can't buy in the United Kingdom. This section highlights some of the most interesting and notable vehicles not sold in the UK, and some of the reasons behind the ban.

Whether you find them desirable or undesirable, under normal circumstances you will not be able to buy certain cars in this country.

But, if the urge is strong enough, you can go through the process of importing a vehicle into the United Kingdom to drive it on our roads.

Most of the reasons behind the UK ban on certain vehicles relate to safety regulations and automobiles falling short of emissions standards.

That being said, the influence of market trends may also be a 'reasonable' explanation on why some cars are not sold in the United Kingdom.

List of Vehicles the UK Doesn't Sell

You could argue that the sensible range of the Dodge spectrum would have to include the Neon and the Durango SUV.

Dodge Charger SRT HellcatWhereas, the Charger and Challenger would have to end up in the muscle range. So, which would you choose if you could buy them in the UK?

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Many would choose the Challenger - perhaps for the way that it looks. Even so, the Charger does is similar in function - but it does so with two extra doors.

There is no denying that the Dodge Charger is a name with a certain amount of prestige and power.

If you could buy the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat in the United Kingdom, some of the awesome features you would get include:

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Specification

Engine and transmission 6.2-litre supercharged V8, eight-speed automatic, rear-wheel-drive
Power/torque 07PS (705bhp) @ 6,000rpm/881Nm (650lb ft) @ 4,800rpm
0-62mph 3.6 seconds
Top speed 196mph

Lada 4x4 Urban

Yes... Lada is still going strong! What's more, AutoVAZ (previously called VAZ and founded in the Soviet Union in 1966) have since built more than 20 million Ladas.

Lada 4x4 UrbanVehicle owners in the United Kingdom registered more than 130,000 Ladas in the 1990s. They may not be recognised as the most 'cheerful' motor car to own - but they are cheap to buy.

The French Groupe Renault bought the Russian Lada brand in 2017. You might see the Lada 4x4 urban as a weird kind of mash-up of the old and the new.

For example:

The official Lada 4x4 review promotes them as having comfort, style, and off-road capabilities. These qualities are an important part of city driving and through curving streets.

Lada 4x4 Urban Specification

Engine and transmission 1.7-litre straight-four, five-speed manual, four-wheel-drive
Power/torque 62PS (61bhp) @ 5,000rpm/129Nm (94lb ft) @ 4,000rpm
0-62mph 17.0 seconds
Top speed 88mph

Note: The main section contains information on the popular trend of buying 4x4s and SUVs and how to determine the best model for your budget.

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