Nissan has introduced a two wheel-drive version of its X-Trail soft-roader, the 4×2.

The X-Trail 4×2 looks exactly the same as the 4×4 but, with prices starting at £15,795, it’s priced £1,200 less than the outgoing 2.0 SE 4×4.

A second version powered by Nissan’s 2.2-litre dCi engine is also available priced at £17,395 which is £1500 less than its equivalent 4×4.

Prices for the remaining models have been increased by £300, although to compensate Nissan has add £650’s worth of extra equipment has been added to the specification. So, alloy wheels are now fitted as standard on all versions – SE and SVE get a 16-inch version and an all new 6 spoke 17-inch is fitted on the Sport and T-SPEC. Also included is standard cruise control on both the 2.5 petrol and 2.2dCi engine versions.

T-SPEC and SVE benefit even more with side privacy glass. The T-SPEC and SVE also get Traffic Management Channel (TMC) added to their Birdview satellite navigation system. It helps to guide you around any road traffic incident that may have occurred up ahead. The T-SPEC model also gets xenon headlamps.

A new colour known as Baltic Blue has been included on the colour palette, too.

These specification and price adjustments will start from late March followed by the introduction of the 4×2 version from May onwards.