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While rather unlikely for North America a NX200d is certainly a possible option for at least Europe and Asia. Consider that the last gen Lexus IS was offered with a Diesel powertrain, the IS200d. It used a 2.2 Turbodiesel Toyota 2AD-FTV good for 150 hp and 270 lb-ft.

Thats not all either, the RAV4 pror to its 2013 restyle also offered the 2.2L diesel...
 

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Interesting, never knew the IS came as a diesel, never even knew Toyota/Lexus got involved in diesels! Good to know. I have a feeling this will be very possible since the NX is the most ideal vehicle for it, it's segment calls for something like this.
 

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Interesting, never knew the IS came as a diesel, never even knew Toyota/Lexus got involved in diesels! Good to know. I have a feeling this will be very possible since the NX is the most ideal vehicle for it, it's segment calls for something like this.
Indeed! However I'm having trouble with one point. I cant seem to tell the difference between the 2AD-FHV in the IS220d and the 2AD-FTV in the IS200d. Both are the exact same 2.2L, share identical Bore x Stroke (86mm x 96 mm). The Wiki page lists the FTV as being turbocharged and the FHV as not, but a quick google search of IS220d Turbo shows that both the FTV and FHV 2AD's make use of a turbo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_AD_engine

the 2AD-FTV makes 150 bhp and 251 lb-ft
the 2AD-FHV makes 179 bhp and 295 lb-ft

While the wiki page was unclear I did find this in the Toyota Owners Club...

The bottom of the 2.2 engine is the much the same on both but the cylinder heads are quite different. On the FTV (150bhp) the injectors are under the cam cover but on the FHV (179bhp) they are much more exposed and as Stewart says they are piezo electric on the FHV and solenoid on the FTV. The cylinder head also has a port for a fifth injector which sprays diesel into the exhaust to stabilise emmissions. The inlet and exhaust systems are different but that is mainly in conjunction with the D-CAT system which is designed to lower emmisions after the power uprating.
 

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If you're in the western part of the world, don't depend on it arriving their, likely it wont, like many other diesels.
 

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well the IS200d and 220d were not available from launch either, likely we see this option for Europe poke its nose out somwhere down the line. Its nearly mandatory to offer a diesel option to Europe if you want to pick up even a modicum of sales...
 
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