I can't believe why at least Canada won't get a diesel. This 4 cylinder is a great motor, but BMW rates it at 29 mpg average in the X1, that's a crappy 3 mpg better then my X5d average. The 23d X1 is up there around 45 mpg.
Looking at the trim options at bmwuk, you need to get the M sport if available, it looks so much better then the standard edition.
Prices sure are higher in Canada, with about the same options you have on your X1 order, my 2011 X5d was only 54k after cash back from BMW.