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Video review – Land Rover Discovery Sport TD4

Just as well it’s an automated tailgate – not many of us would reach up there to close it!

Not a fan of the previous generation of the Land Rover Discovery with it’s bland design … I was therefore looking forward to reviewing the later version that was launched in 2017, as it looks better and seems to have a better build quality.

This version on review today is a 2017 2.0 TD4 HSE borrowed from Kevin Giles Motors.  Look at the review videos below to see my opinion on this latest incarnation of the Disco Sport.   Below the videos you’ll find the specs table, and also a list of recalls.


The Review

The Introduction

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The interior

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The test drive

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The conclusion

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Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.0 TD4 (2017) – Vital Statistics

Power132 kW (180 bhp) @ 4000rpm
Torque430 Nm (317 lb/ft) @ 1750rpm
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)8.4 seconds
Maximum speed188 km/h (117 mph)
Fuel consumption (average)7.0 l/100km (39.6 mpg)
Fuel type, tank capacityDiesel, 54 litres
Weight1884 kg
DOHC, chain-drive,
electrohydraulic fully variable
intake and exhaust valve lift system,
Single twin-scroll turbo,
Split circuit cooling system for
faster warm-up,
Euro VI Compliant
Displacement1999cc cc
Cylinders and valves4 inline, 16v
Transmission9 speed automatic
DrivetrainAll wheel drive


Land Rover Discovery Sport recalls

In certain vehicles, the driver’s airbags may not inflate correctly. This increases the risk of injury to the driver in the event of an accident.

The recall concerns vehicles which have been produced between 3. 5. 2016 – 10. 5. 2016

Source: Alert A12/0796/16

Engine harness contact with the EGR casting (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) can cause the wires within the engine harness protective sleeve to wear through, exposing the actual wires which may short to the metal EGR valve. This could cause the engine to cut out with minimal warning to the driver and potentially cause a crash.

The recall affects 2016 model year vehicles.

Source: Alert A12/1630/15

Certain vehicles fitted with 2.0L Diesel Engines may emit excessive levels of CO2 and may not conform with the certified condition. CO2 and other greenhouse gases contribute to global warming pollution. A reduction in CO2 emissions contributes to the EU greenhouse gas reduction targets helping protect the environment.

The product does not comply with the Regulation setting emission performance standards for new passenger cars and the Regulation on type-approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles.

The Land Rover Discovery Sport models affected by this recall were produced between 9. 3. 2015 – 5. 7. 2018.

Source: Alert A11/0011/19

The crankshaft pulley retaining bolt may fracture. As a consequence, the crankshaft nose could break leading to engine power loss and the potential for engine failure. Furthermore, the loose pulley could damage under bonnet components or puncture the bonnet and become a hazard to pedestrians or other road users.

The Land Rover Discovery models affected by this recall were produced between 10. 10. 2018 – 19. 12. 2018.

Source: Alert A12/0185/19

The Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) feature may not activate, without a warning message informing the driver. There is an increased risk of accident.

The recall affects vehicles manufactured between 13. 11. 2017 – 17. 3. 2018.

Recall code: N227 Issue 1

Source: Alert A12/1460/18

The brazing of the fuel rail end caps may not properly seal the fuel rail ends. Over time, this can lead to a liquid fuel leak into the engine bay.

The recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/05/2016 and 31/01/2018 with 2.0L petrol engine.

Source: Alert A12/0306/18

The locking ring which retains the fuel delivery module into the fuel tank may not have been correctly assembled onto the fuel tank during the tank assembly process. Leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a fire. Fuel may also leak onto the road surface which, in the case of diesel fuel, can present a skid hazard to other road users.

The recall concerns vehicles with petrol and diesel engines manufactured between 15. 2. 2017 – 30. 3. 2017.

Source: Alert A12/0687/17

The fuel return hose may leak. As a consequence fuel puddles may appear underneath the vehicle or fuel may leak onto the road surface, which can present a skid hazard.

The recall concerns vehicles manufactured between 15. 2. 2017 – 30. 3. 2017.

Source: Alert A12/0625/17

The front seatbelt pre-tensioner may fail to operate when required, increasing the risk of injury to front seat occupants in the event of a crash.

The recall affects vehicles manufactured between 12/07/2016 and 26/10/2016.

Source: Alert A12/0040/17

An engine harness may not have been routed correctly during assembly. This may lead to chafing and cause engine malfunction. In extreme cases the engine may cut out.

The recall affects vehicles manufactured between 4. 7. a 10. 10. 2016.

Source: Alert A12/0012/17


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