When you think of sexy cars, I'm guessing you don't start thinking of bulky 4x4s. Cars designed to be rugged and take on the roughest terrain usually won't have beautiful design high on the priority list. However, there are a few that slip through the net where the designer has managed to combine brawn and beauty to make a potent combination.

The rules for making this list are quite subjective, so if you don't see a 4x4 that you think should be on the list, post it in the comments below. Especially if it your own.

Here is my list of the sexiest 4x4s.

11) Bentley Bentayga

Kicking off the list is a behemoth of a 4x4. I was undecided about it on release, but it has grown on my substantially. If I won the lottery and moved to Kensington tomorrow, this would probably be my barge of choice for swanning around town.

10) Audi e-tron

Audi's first entry into the EV game is definitely a sexy one. What a beauty. For additional sexiness, have a look at the Namibian sunset and desert drift combination below.

9) 1990 Range Rover

Just so bloomin' regal. The early '90s Rangie was a powerhouse in the smoothest way.

8) Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution

This one might not look sexy initially, but when you utter the words 'Mitsubishi… Pajero… Evolution' it starts to cause movement in the trouser area. With Dakar roots, this is probably the coolest 4x4 that has ever existed. A bold but true statement.

7) Fiat Panda 4x4

Stop laughing. The Panda 4x4 Cross is a beautiful. This might be a case of beauty being in the eye of the beholder, but it is my list and I don't care. It is sexy.

6) Land Rover Defender Tomb Raider Edition

Not just a Land Rover Defender. Oh no, this is a special Tomb Raider edition. When I was a kid, there was a competition in the newspaper where you could win a Tomb Raider pecial edition just by sending an entry in the post. Magic. It is fair to say I didn't win and I've raided no tombs, but by pure coincidence I saw the winner about two years ago driving it around in Monmouth. His childhood looked way better than mine.

5) Suzuki Jimny

I've made no secret that I am a huge fan of the upcoming Jimny. I've literally put my name down for one, so yes… it is going in my sexiest 4x4 list.

4) Subaru Forester STi

Me: 'Can I have an Impreza that I can look down at people in?'

Subaru: 'Say no more"

3) Range Rover Velar

I didn't really know what the Velar was for originally. It was the same price as the Discovery, so didn't really have a unique position. The more I saw it on the road, it started to make sense. It is a really pretty car, one designed for the non-offroaders, but that shouldn't deny it a place on this list.

2) Volvo XC90

When Volvo went full 4x4, they nailed it from the start. The latest XC90 is achingly cool and looks like it has been plucked straight out of the grittiest and darkest Scandinavian detective show. Ice cool.

1) Toyota FJ40

There is a reason these little beasts are appreciating in value at a rapid pace. It is because they are sexy as hell.

Which of these do you think is the sexiest 4x4? If you put your answer in the comments below, I will stop saying the word 'sexy' as I'm probably making you uncomfortable now.

If you have a sexy 4x4, post a picture in the comments too.

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