With design expertise for two of the best-selling body variants of the L-300 under its belt, it was only natural that DDI would be the company approached by the Centro Manufacturing Corporation when they wanted to produce a passenger van variant of the still-popular Mitsubishi L-300 chassis. With a seating capacity of up to 17 people and a versatile design that allows it to be used for a wide variety of applications from ambulance to school bus, the L-300XV is yet another DDI design that will stand the test of time.
The Sky Jeepney is the culmination of almost 3 decades of DDI's vehicle design experience. It represents the future of mass transportation in the Philippines. As a touring bus, its upper deck allows for the best vantage point to take in the beauty of our nation. As a mode of transport, it is specially designed for our roads and our infrastructure, and able to carry more passengers within a smaller vehicle footprint, offering a practical solution to heavy traffic and insufficient public transport. As a business platform, it offers unique...[Read More]
The AX-Series design once again showed its adaptability when it was selected by Shakey's Pizza to be the platform for its Shakey's On Wheels concept. Pizza-making and cooking equipment were installed in the body's interior, creating a workspace that adheres to the strictest safety and sanitation standards. Such applications demonstrate how DDI vehicle designs are flexible enough to meet even the most unconventional client demands in order to create and take advantage of untapped business opportunities.[Read More]
The ruggedness and versatility of the AX-Series bus body was demonstrated once again when it was selected by Penafrancia Tours and Travel Transport. The AX body is mated to a Mercedes-Benz chassis, resulting in a vehicle that is extremely durable and reliable. It continues to service routes up and down some of the country's toughest roads, and will continue to do so for many years to come.[Read More]
Building on the experience and success of the AX Series bus body, DDI was next commissioned to build the coaches for the Fort Bus (now rebranded as the BGC Bus). The rugged and reliable AX Series body was slightly modified and fit over a Mercedes Benz bus chassis. The resulting vehicle with its distinct livery has become an icon to those who live and work in the BGC area, and will continue to be so for many years to come.[Read More]
In 2007, DDI was commissioned by the Del Monte Motors Corporation to conceptualize and design a bus body that would be durable and versatile while remaining economically practical to mass produce. The layout and design of what was to become the AX Series bus was crafted with the help of computer aided design (CAD) technology, before being constructed as a scale model and then a full-size body mock-up. With all the details finalized, fabrication, production, and assembly was done at the Del Monte Motors plant in Quezon City. Today, these vehicles continue to...[Read More]
In 1996, DDI was asked by Mega Truck Builders to design an aluminum van variant of the venerable Toyota Tamaraw FX. The resulting design was robust enough to survive torturous durability and reliability testing and earn the 'Hi-Grade' name for the model.[Read More]
A year after the highly successful L300 FB design, DDI was commissioned by Metro Truck Builders to design another body for the L300 chassis, the L300WT. Designed to be watertight while withstanding the rigors of traveling on Philippine roads, the L300WT was engineered to more exacting tolerances. It has since become one of the preferred vehicles for the transport of more fragile or sensitive cargo.[Read More]
The Mitsubishi L300 FB has been one of the most ubiquitous vehicles on Philippine roads for more than two decades. The versatile body design now made famous by thousands of school buses and delivery vehicles was created by DDI under commission of the Almazora Motors Corporation in 1994.
The company reached out to DDI after having their previous five body proposals rejected by Mitsubishi Motors. The changes implemented by DDI included the installation of rubber lining to prevent water seepage, and a redesign of the seat benches to create more flexibility in...[Read More]
The Double Deck Mobile Home was designed and built for the family of businessman Fred Elizalde. The vehicle was christened 'Hobbit II', as it was built to go on many a rugged outdoor adventure while providing all the comfort and amenities of home. Nothing like it before or since has been seen on Philippine roads. A true double deck design, the lessons learned on this project would be put to good use in the conceptualization, planning, and construction of the Sky Jeepney.[Read More]