Kia serves up new fleet for Hertfordshire meals on wheels firm

Ciaran Murray

The first batch of a new 75-strong fleet of Kia Picantos have been delivered to a Hertfordshire-based meals on wheels provider.

Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS) will use the fleet to deliver more than half a million meals this year – more than 1,500 meals a day – as well as other services to support older and vulnerable people across Hertfordshire.

Phil Martin, director of resources at HILS, (pictured) said: “The Kia Picanto has really impressed us and despite having previously having a fleet of city cars, the Picanto itself far exceeds other vehicles we have relied on and suits our needs despite the large volumes of food we deliver on a daily basis.”

The new fleet is being supplied by business specialist dealership, Ken Brown Kia Stevenage.

John Hargreaves, head of fleet and remarketing at Kia UK, said: “HILS’ unique and unusual type of usage is proof that the Picanto delivers far more than its city car appearance may imply. We’re delighted HILS has chosen the Picanto to help deliver its excellent and essential services throughout Hertfordshire to those needing a helping hand.”