Domino’s Pizza unveiled their next-gen delivery vehicle concept and it can hold 80 pizzas.
Three years ago, Local Motors set out to find and configure the next greatest delivery vehicle for Dominos Pizza. According to Chevrolet earlier today (Oct. 21, 2015) it looks like they’ve finally found their idle vehicle of choice with the 2016 Chevrolet Spark modified to handle the rigorous duties of Pizza delivery.
"“The Chevrolet Spark is the perfect vehicle to bring our pizza delivery to life,” said Russell Weiner, president of Domino’s USA. “Not only will the DXP have a warming oven on board and enough storage capacity to hold 80 pizzas in the rear, but the fuel efficiency is something our franchisees welcome.”"
Powered by a tiny 1.4 liter four cylinder engine that pumps out the better part of 98 HP and 83 lb-ft of torque, any pizza delivery service probably won’t be breaking the speed limit with these pint sized pizza hatches. With a EPA rated 31 MPG city and 39 MPG highway, the Spark definitely does sip fuel through a coffee stirrer so in the long-term, it’s definitely an economical choice. But anyone who’s ever witnessed their local pizza delivery service rush through city streets knows they aren’t exactly known for being light on the throttle. You have a better chance at Domino’s introducing an anchovy stuffed crust then any delivery driver touching those MPG numbers.
GM did say they’re training local Chevrolet dealerships to handle these special delivery vehicles when they come in for service. We imagine shorter maintenance intervals that includes oil changes at 3,000 miles and ATF fluid flushes more often than not.
Chevrolet announced that they plan to produce 100 of these DXP’s hitting 25 markets across the United States.