Adria has launched what it claims is the “pinnacle” of its motorhome offering, with the launch of the Supersonic, a new A-class range based on a Mercedes Sprinter.
That isn’t the only way Adria is taking on the three-cornered start either. Partly because of continuing problems with deliveries of Fiat, the Slovenian manufacturer – who you can find out more about in our guide to the best motorhome brands – has redesigned four Coral and Matrix models to run on the Sprinter this season as well.
The company has also unveiled three new Twin van conversion models it will be bringing out next season, all of which make much use of a drop-down double bed in the rear.
The four-model Supersonic range, which will be ready for delivery from October/November 2022, will be the first Mercedes-based Adria models for almost two decades. The A-classes come fitted with a 170bhp engine and nine-gear automatic transmission and a range of driver assistance systems as standard.
The vehicles sit on an Al-Ko chassis and have new design headlights, a large garage with LED lighting, power and an outdoor shower, and a double floor running right through the vehicle. That means you get a double floor inside. There is adjustable smart lighting throughout, and a new-design extendable table in the front lounge.
The kitchen includes a 177-litre fridge with an optional coffee machine, while the washroom includes an Alde shower tower.
The four models are the 7.8m long single axle 780 SL with an L-shaped dinette and electronically retractable single beds at the back, and the similar length island bed 780 DC, with an island bed and parallel settees. Then there are two twin-axle models, both 8.9mm long and both with an L-shaped front dinette. The 890 LL once again has single beds in the rear, while the 890 DC has an island bed.
All four will require C1 licences: the single axles come in with an MTPLM of 3800kg, while the twin-axles weigh 5500kg.
While Adria currently has over 40 dealers in the UK, it the Supersonic range will only be sold through six of them: Abacus in Hampshire, Chelston in Somerset, Pullingers in Essex, Brownhills in Nottinghamshire, Signature in Lancashire and Wandahome (South Cave) in Humberside.
The four Matrix and Coral models that will be available on Mercedes next season are the Coral Supreme M-B 670 DL and the 670 DC, and the Matrix Supreme M-B 670 SL and 670 DC. All come with the 170bhp engine, automatic transmission, a double floor and an MTPLM of 3800kg. They have also been slightly reworked at the front end to take account of a base vehicle which is 7cm narrower than the Fiat.
In van conversions, Adria is introducing two new models in its Twin range, both with electric drop-down beds. The Twin Supreme 600 SBX, which will be unveiled at Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf, includes a full rear lounge and an Alu air-rail L-track storage system on the walls and floor.
The Twin Supreme 600SX, meanwhile, only includes one sofa down the offside that forms part of the drop-down bed, but it has a double wardrobe on the nearside with sliding doors. It also includes Truma diesel heating. This model will also be available in Twin Sports with a pop-top roof.
UK prices for all vehicles are yet to be announced.
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