Peter BaberSee other News articles filed in ‘Motorhome’ written by Peter Baber
The really big news for Adria motorhomes in the UK for the 2019 season is more to do with pricing than models, because the Slovenian manufacturer is freezing prices on van conversions, low-profiles and A-classes.
The company makes this move on the back of what has been the most successful year in its 53-year history, with a 14% rise in motorhome sales against a European average of 10%, and despite the distraction of being taken over by the Trigano Group.
Adria also aims to make its pricing more transparent by including more features as factory-fitted options. There are, however, two new additions and developments in all ranges, and a couple of new layouts.
For 2019 the all-two-berth Twin van conversion range has adopted the same Axess, Plus and Supreme spec as the rest of the Adria range. For this season Twin Acess is only available in the 5.99m-long 600SPB with a transverse bed and Malaga interior.
Twin Plus has a new Sandy White and Sandy Brown interior and is available in two 6.36m-long 'vans, the transverse-bed 640 SPX and the fixed-single-beds 640 SLB.
Twin Supreme comes in Onyx and in either the 5.99m-long 600 SPB with a transverse bed, or the 6.36m-long fixed-single-beds 640 SLB.
Later this year we should see the launch of the 6.36m-long 640 SGX Supreme, with a drop-down bed in the rear to allow for a full garage, and a central washroom with a separate shower cubicle spread across the 'van. It will also be unique in the line-up for having Webasto diesel heating.
Both Plus and Supreme (except the forthcoming 640SGX) have duplex washrooms that include a partition to make the washroom a shower.
New spec levels include a fold-out table and integrated lights in the dinette window. Twin Supremes have a Sky-scape panoramic roof window.
'Ready to go' factory-fitted options include solar panels and roof-mounted air conditioning units. There is also a winter package available, with electric underfloor heating and insulated fresh and waste water tanks.
Adria's low-profile and A-class ranges focus on introducing more 'open salon' layouts, with parallel facing settees (which can turn into travel seats), a more unified kitchen and dinette, and a more accessible gangway from the the cab.
The Sonic range continues in Supreme spec only, with Alde heating, Fiat/Al-Ko chassis, Silver exterior and Symphony White interior.
Possible layouts are extended to five with the introduction of the I 710 DC, a 7.52m-long island-bed fourth-berth with the new open salon layout.
The Matrix and Coral ranges continue with Supreme and Plus for 2019, with Supreme boasting Alde heating and new LED lights on a black bezel on the rear, and Plus with Truma heating and LED channel lights on the rear.
The Matrix range is extended to four layouts with the introduction of the 670 DC, a 7.50m-long island-bed four-berth with the open salon layout. The Coral range gets this new model and the 670 DL, with the same length and the same layout in the front, with single beds in the rear.
In both ranges Axess spec is only available as an all-inclusive UK edition. For £5995 OTR, this includes a driver's pack, factory-fitted awning, alloys, Fiat Highline radio and sat-nav, reversing camera, bike rack, leather steering wheel and gearshift, Seitz windows and a Tempo interior.
The overcab Coral XL continues with two layouts in Plus only for 2019, but this season, Adria has dropped Alde heating as an optional extra. Interiors are in Symphony White and you get the same rear lights as in the Coral Plus.
The Compact is largely unchanged for 2019, in Plus only, with the same rear lights and new Malaga interior.
The 'ready to go' options in all these coachbuilt ranges include a roll-out awning, pre-installed bike rack, solar panels and roof-mounted air-con.
Adria's entry-level line-up was completely redesigned for the last season, so it is hardly surprising that there have been relatively few changes to the 10-model range. As with Adria itself, prices have been frozen this year.
There have, however, been some changes. In particular, last year's soft furnishings and colours, which were seen as too industrial by some, are now richer and cosier.
The flat white locker doors are now gloss off-white, and soft-close. The floor and worktops are now dark, while there is more wood finish and a silver handbasin in the washroom.
The two van conversions get a new curtain for the dinette window, while one, the V65SL, has seat quality fabric on the bed and an optional hammock. For the UK only, the captain's seat cab chairs have Sun Living-branded covers.