Adria is not a manufacturer that’s scared of standing out from the crowd and going its own way. But perhaps the range-topping Astella was a step too far for British buyers: the range with its distinctive front kitchen was phased out for the 2017 season and replaced by this, the Alpina.

This new flagship is a range already seen in Europe, but Adria is offering two UK-specific models to the British market: the Alpina 613UC Missouri with an in-line island bed and a central, split washroom and this, the Alpina 613UL Colorado, which has fixed twin single beds and an end washroom. Both are four-berth, single-axle tourers with their habitation doors on the UK nearside, and have been kitted out to cater for the demands of British caravanners.

Because the van we reviewed was a prototype, Adria was yet to finalise the finer details of its spec. What we do know is that the maximum chassis weight is two tonnes, and there will probably be two weights available, the lighter of these having an MTPLM of 1900kg.

Prices had yet to be confirmed at the time of writing, but the Alpinas are expected to be priced around the £27,000-28,000 mark. So, will this new range hit the spot? And to see other Adria caravans for sale, click here.