In the many places I have read about shared sumos. For example:

this is where you can get the Shared Sumos to 'Sohra'-the name Cherrapunjee goes by locally & officially.

What exactly is it and how it looks like? The link to the picture will be fine. I have tried to google it, but have not found good results.

  • Perhaps Isuzu Sumo? – ugoren Jul 3 '17 at 20:36
  • I don't think so. It is a trucks in Czech Republic. I am searching cars for people in India :) – demas Jul 3 '17 at 20:39
  • The name Sumo is used in some other countries. But Dorothy's answer probably says I'm wrong. – ugoren Jul 3 '17 at 20:45

The How to get from Guwahati to Shillong and Cherrapunjee April 25, 2017, blog includes this image:

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A "Sumo" is a model of car/SUV by the Indian car manufacturer "Tata".

See Tata Motors - Sumo Gold

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A shared sumo is like a bunch of people sharing the taxi fare together. In some rural areas,this is the only public service available. Going alone in a taxi would cost 100-150. People share this fare by paying 10-20 per head. The rates i mentioned are just an example and they may vary.


Suggest that shared Sumo be treated as a generic term same as a shared taxi, where you share the ride with several other passengers on a pre-determined route for a set fee. The vehicle itself could be any of the many many MUVs available in India. Like below:

Force Trax Maruti Eeco Rhino Mahindra Xylo Toyota Qualis Mahindra Bolero Maruti Omni Tata Sumo

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