Hexagon Leasing has taken delivery of its first batch of Iveco-S-Way tractor units at its Derby headquarters.

The company is said to be first rental and contract hire provider in the UK to place a significant order of the new model.

The initial order of 100 trucks will be delivered over the next nine months and is being supplied by Iveco dealer South West Truck & Van. It includes a mix of 6x2 and 4x2 480 bhp Iveco-S-Way models.

Mark Fletcher, MD of Hexagon Leasing said: “This exciting next-generation Iveco-S-Way offers outstanding fuel efficiency, excellent onboard driver conditions and advanced connectivity.”

“Hexagon saw the opportunity to enhance its leading Fleet Management provision with the IVECO S-WAY’s innovative remote diagnostics, which provides real-time connection keeping the driver in contact with the Hexagon Team and the IVECO dealer network at the same time as optimising vehicle uptime.”

He added: “We strive to provide our customers with the newest high specification vehicles offering the latest in fuel efficiency and connectivity with a range of attractive and flexible packages to suit all businesses.”

Two of the first trucks have been wrapped in Hexagon’s green and white livery and are equipped with extras including leather heated and cooled seats, flat bottomed leather steering wheel, alloy wheels, integrated TomTom Sat Nav, full LED headlights, and many fuel-saving devices which come as standard.

Gareth Lumsdaine, truck business line director, Iveco UK & ROI commented: “We are delighted to see our Iveco-S-Way going into service with Hexagon Leasing. During the design of the vehicle, 'driver centricity' was one of our mantras and we left no stone unturned in our quest to ensure the ultimate experience in terms of driving comfort, as well as excellent ergonomics.

“Feedback received from drivers who have been behind the wheel tells us how much they appreciate its performance, ride comfort and handling, and being a 100% connected truck, they feel they are never alone on the road.”

The Iveco-S-Way offers a redesigned cab to improve fuel efficiency and a 'home-from-home' driver environment. This includes enhanced storage lockers providing up to 250 litres of internal storage space, and a redesigned side window and mirrors which provide greater visibility.