Peter Baber
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Lights, camera, action! There's an eye-catching returnee as the covers come off 2018's Adria caravans, plus a host of detail upgrades across the range

Adria has marked the 2018 season by reintroducing its Action caravan, aimed very much at the younger and sportier caravanner, after a break of some years.

The Slovenian company admits that this stand-alone model is aimed very much at the same market as Swift’s Basecamp or the Knaus Sport & Fun, both of which are compact and relatively light, and include a radical modern design and features to help you carry sports equipment.

But Adria claims it was first to the market with the idea, as it originally launched the Action as part of its 40th birthday celebrations in 2005.

The reborn Adria Action in detail

That single model is the Adria Action 631 LT and it has a distinctive, aerodynamic body with an S-shaped, two-tone back panel.

On the inside there’s an end kitchen with an oven and grill, two facing settees that can form two single beds or be joined together to give a large double bed that can potentially sleep three, and a washroom with a fold-down basin.

You also get Truma heating, and Brunello Black interior upholstery with black, yellow and grey geometric patterns on the scatter cushions.

Unlike the Basecamp, the Action’s entrance door is still on the side, rather than the rear panel.

Also unlike the Swift, there are no special tether points in the gangway for fastening a bicycle down, but a large sunroof and a sizeable single window at the front let in plenty of light.

The new-for-2018 Adria Action 631 LT costs £17,575 OTR (not including a £585 delivery charge).

Other news for Adria caravans in 2018

Adria’s continuing three ranges remain largely the same for the new season.

The entry-level Altea line-up has been given a new interior with grey upholstery, but otherwise remains unchanged as a five-model range.

One update of note, however, is that this year, the 542 DK Severn comes with the option of a triple bunk at the back.

The four, mid-market Adora models now come with a silver/grey GFK polyester outer shell, making them look a little like their more upmarket Alpina siblings.

For 2018, Adoras also feature Alde hot water and heating as standard. This may explain why all Adoras now cost over £22,000.

The main change to the two-strong, range-topping Alpina line-up, meanwhile, is that the position of the transverse island bed on the Missouri has been moved to make it easier to walk round. This is in response to dealer suggestions.

Otherwise, Alpina remains a two-model range with layouts – island-bed Missouri and twin-fixed-single-bed Colorado – that are unique to the UK market. The three-window design at the front is also unique to the UK. Both are just shy of £29,000.

Finally, chassis upgrades are available on all models except the Action and the Adria Adora 612 DT Rhine, increasing the payload of your van.

2018 Adria caravans at a glance

  • Adria Altea 362 LH Forth – 3+1 berths, end kitchen, MTPLM 1200kg, shipping length 5.70m, internal length 4.28m, total width 2.30m, total height 2.58m, awning length 822cm, £15,375
  • Adria Altea 472 DS Eden – 5 berths, twin lounges, MTPLM 1350kg, shipping length 7.49m, internal length 6.02m, total width 2.30m, total height 2.58m, awning length 925cm, £16,695
  • Adria Altea 542 DK Severn – 6 berths, bunk beds, MTPLM 1415kg, shipping length 7.49m, internal length 6.02m, total width 2.30m, total height 2.58m, awning length 995cm, £16,695
  • Adria Altea 552 DT Tamar – 6 berths, bunk beds, MTPLM 1420kg, shipping length 7.61m, body length 6.16m, total width 2.30m, total height 2.58m, awning length 1009cm, £16,695
  • Adria Altea 552 Trent – 4 berths, rear inline island bed, MTPLM 1350kg, shipping length 7.63m, body length 6.16m, total width 2.30m, total height 2.58m, awning length 1009cm, £16,695
      
  • NEW! Adria Action 361 LT – 3 berths, end kitchen, MTPLM 1100kg, shipping length 5.19m, body length 4.01m, total width 2.20m, total height 2.55m, awning length 737cm, £17,575
      
  • Adria Adora 612 DL Seine – 4 berths, fixed single beds, end washroom, MTPLM 1600kg, shipping length 8.24m, internal length 6.78m, total width 2.30m, total height 2.58m, awning length 1072cm, £22,395
  • Adria Adora 612 DT Rhine – 6 berths, rear fixed nearside bed, MTPLM 1700kg, shipping length 8.22m, internal length 6.78m, total width 2.30m, total height 2.58m, awning length 1072cm, £22,395
  • Adria Adora 613 DT Isonzo – 4 berths, rear transverse island bed, end washroom, MTPLM 1750kg, shipping length 8.25m, internal length 6.77m, total width 2.45m, total height 2.58m, awning length 1072cm, £22,495
  • Adria Adora 613 UT Thames – 4 berths, rear fixed nearside bed, end washroom, MTPLM 1800kg, shipping length 8.36m, internal length 6.78m, total width 2.48m, total height 2.58m, awning length 1072cm, £22,495
      
  • Adria Alpina 613 UC Missouri – 4 berths, rear transverse island bed, MiRO 1720kg, payload 180kg, MTPLM 1900kg, shipping length 8.25m, internal length 6.76m, total width 2.46m, total height 2.60m, awning length 1078cm, £28,995
  • Adria Alpina 613 UL Colorado – 4 berths, fixed single beds, end washroom, MiRO 1764kg, payload 136kg, MTPLM 1900kg, shipping length 8.25m, internal length 6.76m, total width 2.46m, total height 2.60m, awning length 1078cm, £28,995
      
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