A new 75-strong fleet of Kia Picantos for a Hertfordshire-based meals on wheels provider has deployed its first batch.

Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS) will use the fleet to deliver more than half a million meals this year which equates to more than 1,500 meals a day. The vehicles will also provide other services supporting older and vulnerable people across Hertfordshire.

Commenting on the release of the first round of vehicles in the fleet, Phil Martin, director of resources at HILS, 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".

Business specialist dealership, Ken Brown Kia Stevenage is supplying the fleet.

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”.