Not as raucous as Toy Story’s Pizza Planet delivery truck, but coming soon to a neighborhood near you is the Domino’s DXP™ (Delivery Expert) pizza delivery vehicle. Essentially, it is a 2015 Chevrolet Spark modified to keep up to 80 pizza pies piping hot until they reach your door.
A warming oven positioned right behind the driver, and accessible from the outside, can fit two Domino’s Heatwave bags and keeps the pizzas at the right temperature from oven to doorstep. The complete interior of the little hatchback, except the driver’s seat, is replaced with storage racks and non-slip surfaces to accommodate more pizzas, wings and 2-liter bottles of soda.
“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.”
Wrapped in the company’s red and blue color scheme bumper to bumper, the Spark gets an illuminated “Out for Delivery” sign on the roof and a puddle light that projects the Domino’s logo on the ground. Power comes from a spritely 1.2-liter 4-cylinder engine good for 98 horsepower and 83 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is EPA-estimated and 31 mpg city and 39 mpg highway, but we all know these ovens-on-wheels will never reach those mpg numbers.
The custom pizza delivery vehicle was born from a crowd-source concept submitted to Domino’s Ultimate Delivery Vehicle Challenge. A partnership between Chevrolet, Roush Enterprises and Domino’s was put together to get 100 DXPs built and distributed to 25 Domino’s markets over the next 90 days. The first DXPs are expected to begin deliveries this month.
People on the street spotting DXP vehicles can share their sighting via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #DXP.
Need a refresher course on the Chevy Spark’s capabilities? Watch this video review by Nathan as he weighs in with his impressions after driving the 2014 Chevrolet Spark for the first time.