Sun Living’s motorhome and campervan range gets a 2021 reboot
The entry-level sector is the key part of the motorhome market for sales growth on the Continent, so it’s hardly surprising that Adria, which recently became part of the huge Trigano empire, has invested in its Sun Living brand for 2021.
Sun Living, which features a new tagline for 2021 – Simply Great Times – is the Slovenian manufacturer’s entry-level marque and has become popular with buyers in the UK, as well as in Europe, for its impressive build quality and equipment levels in models that have always been competitively priced.
Sun Living refers to the enhanced range as a ‘reboot’, the use of such terminology reflecting the younger demographic for these more affordable vehicles, which are built in the same factory – the largest RV plant in Europe under one roof – and by the same people, using largely the same production techniques, as their Adria-branded siblings.
A key feature of the update is a more homely feel for the interiors, which feature Alaska White cupboards, new handles and additional ambient lighting.
The range includes low-profile and overcab coachbuilts, as well as a pair of van conversions, and a drop-down bed is now standard on two models, rather than being an extra cost option.
A new space-saving Ergo washroom features in some models (the S 60SP, the S 65SL and the S 70SL), and all the S models come with internal headroom of 2.1m, even where a drop-down bed is included.
There is also a new slide-away extra dinette seat in a couple of layouts (S 60SP and S 65SL).
The line-up now encompasses four low-profiles – three of them new and with prices starting at £47,200. The S 60SP has a transverse rear double bed, the S 65SL has twin singles and the S 70DF is a French bed layout. The S 70SC continues as the island bed offering.
The sole overcab motorhome is the Fiat Ducato-based six-berth A 70DK (the only luton-bodied vehicle from Adria now that the Coral XL has been discontinued) with a spacious family-orientated bunk bed layout (from £49,000). It also features new exterior graphics and gets the spotlights, soft furnishings and new handles that adorn the other 2021 models.
Finally, the two Sun Living campervans (from £44,000) – the V 60SP with rear transverse bed and the end lounge V 65SL – also get new exterior graphics and the soft furnishings and new handles that adorn the rest of the Sun Living range for this season.
The two campervans also now have the option of an insulated and heated waste water tank and a soft-close sliding door.
In other changes, Sun Living has made all of its Fiat Ducato-based models (all with the 140bhp engine as standard) available in a choice of either a white or a silver cab combined with new exterior graphics that have been introduced for the 2021 season. In addition, access to the garages (model dependent) has been made easier with doors on either side of the motorhome.
In addition, these garages have optional E-Towers, which allow e-bikes, e-scooters and other equipment to be charged while being stored in the garage.
Those models with front dinette seating get a new ‘Smart Comfort’ system that provides additional lower back support while a person is using it as a seat and, when it is being used a bed, the additional support ensures the bed is completely flat.
A new track lighting system has also been introduced that allows users to unclip the spotlights and the USB charging points and reclip them to whatever position they want them in.
Every model has also now been pre-wired for a TV, sat-nav, a rear view camera and solar panels.
A choice of three water-repellent fabric finishes is also now available – called Ross (dark grey), Chandler (light beige) and Joey (light and dark grey artificial leather) – and three sets of complementary cushions, called Monica, Pheobe and Rachel.
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