Adria is the only Continental manufacturer to build caravans for the UK market, with the door on the nearside. The Slovenian company’s ambitious plans to expand British sales will hinge on the success of this entry-level model, new for 2015.

The reworked Altea follows the 2014 model year makeovers for the Adora and Astella, and like the mid-market Adora, the Altea now uses Adria’s ‘i-Shape’ exterior design with a curving rear roofline to improve fuel consumption on tow. The sidewalls are dent-resistant polyester, with modular plastic panels front and rear to make smaller bumps on Adria caravans cheap and easy to repair.

Adria believes that the traditional nuclear family is no more, so its layouts need to be flexible and responsive. The result is caravans such as this Tamar, one of two six-berth options in the four-model Altea range.