Tesco is deploying 645 Iveco Daily vans for its home delivery operation as it updates its fleet.
Iveco has been supplying Tesco.com with vans for over a decade; there are already some 900 Daily vehicles on the fleet and since 2010 Tesco has operated 5,144 Daily chassis cabs fitted with climate-controlled bodies.
The supermarket giant has already deployed 45 Iveco Daily vehicles earlier this year through dealer Guest Truck & Van, and the remaining 600 will arrive through 2021.
The vehicles will be used for up to five years, clocking up around 30,000 miles a year, and were chosen for their total cost of ownership proposition and Iveco’s 24/7 roadside support service.
Commenting on the deal, Mike Cutts, Iveco UK’s light business-line director, said: “Supermarkets like Tesco have been especially important over the past pandemic-gripped year, adapting to meet incredible demands and Iveco are ideally placed to be able to support and continue this mission.”
The Daily 35S14 Hi-Matic chassis cabs are painted in white and feature the Tesco livery. All are powered by the heavy-duty homologated, Euro VI-D, 2.3-litre F1A turbo diesel, which produces 136hp and 350Nm of torque, and feature the eight-speed Hi-Matic automatic gearbox.
They will be fitted out by Lancashire-based Solomon Commercials with its low-height, ‘Slipstream’ body, bringing lightweight, aerodynamic performance along with maximum payload capacity and including fridge units.
The vans have also been specified with options including a digital pack with reverse warning alarm, 7-inch Hi-Connect touch-screen infotainment system with DAB, Bluetooth, and smart-phone mirroring allowing navigation services, as well as Iveco’s connectivity box.