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Slovenian manufacturer Adria is riding high after a bumper 2018 season. Despite potential uncertainty after being taken over by the mighty Trigano Group, in 2017 Adria enjoyed its best-ever year. Van sales in particular were up 19% across the EU, in an otherwise flat market.
So for 2019 it is perhaps a case of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." There is only one wholly new model, with three of the four ranges having a few tweaks.
That new model is in the mid-market Adora range, and it's a twin-axle. Adria claims it is responding to strong public demand for a twin-axle model in this line-up, which includes Alde heating as standard, among other reasons.
The Adria Adora 623 DT Sava (the first Adria model to be named after a river that crosses more than one country) is a five-berth with a washroom across the rear beyond a set of bunks on the nearside and a second dinette that converts into a single bed on the offside. Click here to read our first look review.
This 6.75m-long van has an MTPLM of 1800kg and has a window price of £23,975 OTR.
The Adoras have all been improved this year, with fabric along the front bulkhead and an occasional table in place of the central chest.
The three models that are continuing have increased in price by about £1000, with the four-berth fixed-single-beds 612 DL Seine up £1000, and the four-berth rear-island-bed 613 DT Isonzo and the four-berth rear-corner-bed 613 UT Thames up £1080 to £23,575.
The upmarket Alpina range continues as two single-axle models. This year, they come with an LED rear light, Status TV aerial, concave overhead lockers, an extractor fan and spring mattresses on fixed beds. They also feature a stable door.
Prices have gone up by £1000, with the five-berth fixed-single-beds 613 UL Colorado and the fourth-berth rear-island-bed 613 UC Missouri just a fiver short of £30,000 at £29,995.
The entry-level Altea is the only one of Adria's ranges to have dropped a model this year. We say goodbye to the smallest, the 362 LH Forth, but the five-berth 472 DS Eden and four-berth 552 UP Trent continue, and have only gone up by £290 to £16,985. The six-to-seven-berth 542 DK Severn and six-berth 552 DT Tamar have gone up £765 to £17,460 OTR.
All 2019 Alteas now come with USB sockets, fabric on the bulkhead and a stable door. The Luxury Pack adds alloy wheels and a microwave. The Action range remains as one model in the UK, at least for 2019. Its price has gone up to £17,775.