Adria launched the ‘crossover’ Matrix range in 2010, aiming to marry the spaciousness of an overcab ’van with the practicality and convenience of a low-profile. This was achieved by positioning the raised front bed halfway over the cab and the lounge, moving the ‘hump’ further back to give a more aerodynamic shape.

Matrix is available in three trim levels across two base vehicles. Axess and Plus favour the Fiat Ducato, while the top-tier Supreme opts for the less-common Renault Master. Aficionados of the Ducato may be disappointed that they can’t have the Supreme specification riding on a Fiat but, as we’ll see, the Master does not hide in the shadow of the Ducato.

On paper, the Matrix Supreme is a tempting proposition: a capable tourer that packs a lot in on an overall length of 7.82m. Two layouts are available: the fixed twin-single beds SLT and the rear-island-bed SBC, on test here. Both offer extra berths in the lounge for occasional visitors.

The Adria Matrix Supreme 687 SBC costs £60,090 OTR, £66,571 as tested.