Many websites are reporting that the Land Rover Freelander2 will be assembled in India from CKD kits from this month onwards.  This step by Land Rover’s owners Tata was mooted to bring the cost of the vehicle down because it was selling for a price which most Indians would be happy paying for a BMW or an Audi.  This idea was mooted before the Finance Minister came up with the preposterous idea that CKD assembled vehicles will have to pay 32% higher duty.  Still the CKD route will work out cheaper than the CBU route and therefore it is not surprising that Tata has decided to continue with its earlier plans.