Adria motorhomes: Dynamics and creator joy
The range of motorhomes is huge. Not only of models and variants, but also of brands. How is it possible to find out which manufacturers build the best cars? It is a difficult task, but Adria is definitely a brand one should consider.
As a car journalist for more than twenty years, I have learned to judge all aspects of a product before drawing my conclusions. It is easy to blend in with high gloss polished surfaces and excellent technical specifications, but security and satisfaction are often rooted completely elsewhere. Owner satisfaction over many years is first and foremost created through trust in the product and the organization behind it. This is how Adria does through her communications to the press, through websites, brochures and not least large retail networks.
Quality in the details
It doesn't help to have "the world's best" motorhomes and caravans unless the one who is going to buy the product understands this. And if the information is not easy to understand when you buy a product for a million dollars, it is hardly easier that day is something wrong and you want to advertise. Not everyone in the car or motor vehicle industry understands this. Sure, something can be excused as growth pain, but true quality is about care to the smallest detail. This creates satisfied customers, growth and success. That's how Adria got it.
Why am I so hung up on this? Customers in the motorhome market are divided into several categories, but the most important division is the two groups of "experienced" and "inexperienced" motorhome buyers. Whichever of these categories describes you, I think you understand what I mean. Motorhomes have undergone rapid development over the last ten years and have gone from being hand-built “motorhomes with motor” to great industrial products at the same level as car factories all over the world supply. Thus, we can also draw parallels between choosing a new passenger car and a motorhome. Where Adria is one of the choices.
With five series of motorhomes distributed on integrated, part-integrated and alcove models, and one van series in addition, the selection is huge. In total, this makes up 74 different models / variants and in addition comes the opportunity to make personalized options to create just your unique motorhome. You different series all have their distinctive features, but the core values are the same: Creator joy and focus on quality at every level. During the presentation of the 2020 models, we have chosen to highlight two models that are particularly relevant for Norway, represent the relationship between price and performance in a good way, and in addition have many positive changes in connection with the new model year. The first is the sub-integrated Compact DL Supreme, and the second is the van model Twin Plus in Axess equipment variant.
The Compact series is, as the name suggests, a motorhome series where both length and width are moderate. It comes in three different lengths, 5.99 m, 6.8 m and 6.99 m, each length has three different floor plans and these are available in three different equipment grades. The least expensive is Axess, the middle level is called Plus and the most exclusive edition is Supreme. These are other terms Adria uses consistently throughout its motorhome program. The car we have looked at is a DL (6,99 meters). The floor plan is new and space utilization is impressive. The kitchen has been redesigned to accommodate a small wardrobe at the entrance, the lounge is open and airy and the compact bathroom has a smooth solution. This, together with new lighting and new color schemes, creates a pleasant atmosphere. The large panoramic window in the front of the ceiling also contributes to light and airiness. The body has a width of only 212 centimeters, which contributes to easier maneuvering on narrow roads. The luggage compartment is also updated, and not only is it possible to fit an electric bicycle, but there is also a fixed charging plug in the luggage compartment. Compact DL sleeps three people, has an inside height of 198 cm, is registered for four, and has a total weight of 3 kg.
One motorhome that is gaining in popularity is the van-based versions that come in lengths of 6,0 and 6,4 meters. Popularly called city cars. New rules for diesel engine emissions have been a challenge for car manufacturers, but this has now been resolved and all Citroën cars that are the basis of the Adria Twin series meet the so-called Euro 6d emission requirement. The short versions (6.0 m) are equipped with a transverse double bed at the rear, while the 2,40 m version has longitudinal beds. We have looked at the Twin Axess 640 SL, which represents the most affordable equipment option. The large skylight provides good light in the lounge, and the standing height is 190 cm. Although Axess is the "economy edition" it is equipped with a complete kitchen where we find a refrigerator of 90 liters, Truma heating system also has a 10 liter hot water tank and a fresh water tank of 100 liters. With a standard 140 hp diesel engine, it is a fast and well-run motorhome for both short and long trips. It can be equipped for up to four beds and the total weight is 3500 kg.
Largest in Europe
Adria produces more than 16 motorhomes and caravans annually. The factory that produces motorhomes is Europe's largest, and more than 000 people work in the company. Adria is sold in thirty different countries through more than 1800 dealers. In Norway, too, there is a well-developed network of talented and experienced dealers you can get to know about the entire Adria motorhome program.
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