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There are almost four times more people in India than the U.S., but last year there were almost eight times more cars sold in America. In spite of the potential, India’s car market has gone into reverse. The 1.9 million cars sold there over the past 12 months was down 7 per cent from a year earlier, the country’s auto industry body said on Wednesday. It expects car sales in the world’s seventh largest car market to pick up by 5 per cent at best this year. But then a year ago it was predicting growth of 10 per cent.