Peter Baber
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Adria's 2019 line-up has been announced, with a new model added to the mid-market Adora range.

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. 

Rolled-over models

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.