Adria’s Twin has been popular ever since it became the first van conversion to include a fixed bed. It’s not surprising that over the years, there have been plenty of new models to keep the interest going. The 2023 season is no exception, with two new Twins – in Supreme Sports spec – due to arrive on Adria dealer forecourts later this year. We had a sneak preview of one, the Adria Twin Supreme 600SX, during a press trip to Slovenia earlier this year.
The Twin Supreme sits on a Fiat base, and our test model had a smart white exterior, one of eight colour choices (although there have apparently been issues with delays caused by alternative colours).
It was kitted out with the optional nine-speed automatic gearbox, inside a cab that is very sleek and minimal.
The other significant development is the optional opening sunroof. This brings plenty of air into a front lounge that is already flooded with light.
All this is set off by the Supreme spec. Swivel the cab seats and you have a sporty-looking dinette with two travel seats in the bench and a clip-on table. The latter has its own drinks and snack holders and an extension that sits so close to the driver’s seat, it could double up as a workstation. There are plenty of USB ports in the ’van, too.
Nor is that this table’s only use: it can be unclipped and fastened to the outside edge of the peninsula kitchen, providing a handy spot for al fresco dining. And you might not have to worry about taking along extra seats, because the pull-out step can potentially act as one.
Strictly speaking, this is not the only lounge: another can be formed at the rear. The USP of the Adria Twin Supreme 600SX is the double bed that drops down from the ceiling: unlike other models, it doesn’t just rise to leave a large empty space. Only part of the bed rises, with what’s left on the offside forming a bench in the daytime. It’s not the most sociable seating area: the other end of the bed also stays down, but it doesn’t really form a second settee because there is a sliding double cupboard above it. Still, as a place you might want to sit down while you mend the bike you have lifted inside, this could prove useful.
The end of the peninsula kitchen includes a pull-out extension above a magazine rack. The extension is very much needed, because most of the main part of the kitchen is taken up with the two-burner hob and the sink. There is no oven or microwave, and no obvious place to put one, and the fridge at the rear of the kitchen sits above a small wardrobe. But at least the cubbyhole in the floor gives easy access to the Truma anti-frost device.
The washroom is a Vario design with a partition that, once you pull it free of the magnet, includes a small, well-lit shower. The main washroom provides a salad-bowl-style handbasin, a large mirror and an opaque window.
The bed, once lowered, has ample sleeping space for two, with spotlights for reading at night, a large Heki and handy corner cubbyholes. The large cupboard on the nearside is perfect for outdoor gear, and with the small wardrobe next to the kitchen, clothes storage is pretty good.
You get Adria’s usual minimalist-design overhead lockers, although they are large: there’s one over the dinette and two in the rear lounge. There is also a cubbyhole under the dinette table that would be useful for shoes.
Not having an oven (or any need for a large gas bottle, because this ’van runs on diesel heating) means kitchen storage is good, with a column of large drawers under the sink, an overhead locker, and a spice rack to the side.
Washroom storage is more limited, with one small cupboard above the toilet. But again, that is more than you might expect in a van conversion.
Practical Motorhome says…
The rear lounge in this van conversion possibly isn’t somewhere you could really relax in, but it does add some space to the interior, and would be ideal if you are an outdoor sports enthusiast or an eventer who needs a base. Such a layout provides you with a huge and comfortable rear bed, and you still get a good washroom and dinette.
Still looking for more van conversion inspiration? Then take a look at our guide to the best campervans, where we share our top picks on the market.
- Price: £65,285
- Sleeps: 2 (optional third bed in dinette)
- Belts: 4
- Base vehicle: Fiat Ducato
- Engine: 2.2-litre 120bhp
- Length/width/height: 5.99/2.05/2.60m (19’7”/6’7”/8’5”)
- MTPLM: 3500kg
- MiRO: TBC
- Payload: TBC
- Water (fresh/waste): 100/70 litres
- Leisure battery: TBC
- Gas: 1 x 5kg
Or you could try these:
- Jöbl Kampa LE: coming with a pop-up roof, this van conversion is ideal for both weekend getaways and day-to-day use.
- Ford Nugget Plus: you get a comfortable ride in this smart campervan that provides a family-friendly floorplan.
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|Shipping Length||5.99 m|
|Engine Size||2200 cc|