07/10/2019 Share this review   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Motorhome review: Adria Matrix Axess 600 SC motorhome

814d36ac-a4b4-4f72-9a29-37365f4bb8c2

Key Features

  • Model Year : 2020
  • Class : Low Profile Drop Down Bed
  • Base Vehicle : Fiat Ducato
  • Engine Size : 2.3TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3500
  • Berths : 4
  • Layout : Island Bed

Adria Motorhomes View more details about the manufacturer of this vehicle over in our manufacturers section.

AT A GLANCE

Berths: 4 Travel seats: 4 Base vehicle: Fiat Ducato Gross weight: 3,500kg Payload: TBC

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2020
Manufacturer
Adria Motorhomes
Class
Low Profile Drop Down Bed
Range
Matrix
Base Vehicle
Fiat Ducato
Engine Size
2.3TD
Payload (kg)
491
Belted Seats
5
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
Price from (£)
57675 excl VED
Length (m)
6.99
Width (m)
2.30
Height (m)
2.81
Berths
4
Main Layout
Island Bed
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

Shorter on length, longer on comfort’ is the key marketing message for Adria’s 2020-season motorhome portfolio. There are key sub-7m launches in Coral, Coral XL, Matrix and Sonic ranges, as well as a redesigned Compact.

Here, we’re looking at one of four new, shorter models in the Matrix (low-profile with drop-down bed) range, the others being the 600 DT with an end washroom and garage, the 600 SL with fixed single beds over a garage and the super-compact (under 6m) 520 ST. As usual in Adria terminology, the SC suffix here indicates an island bed. Also in line with the Slovenian brand’s established range, the Matrix comes in Axess, Plus and Supreme spec. However, this 600 SC model is only offered in entry-level Axess trim in the UK (the vehicle photographed was a continental-spec Plus model, so may differ slightly from what’s sold here).

The British-market model comes with a white cab and Tempo Brown interior (featuring wood tone top lockers). It’s the layout – and the size of the motorhome– that’s key, though. That starts with an L-shaped lounge up front with a floor at the same level as the cab to prevent dangling feet. There’s a step down into the galley/entrance area and, in addition to the usual four places around the 860mm by 750mm fixed table, a small jump seat is located by the habitation door.

An opening overcab sunroof lets plenty of light into the vehicle, while artificial illumination is well catered for by touch-operated reading lights on the B-pillars and four LEDs set into the base of the drop-down bed.

The kitchen runs straight along the offside wall, aft of the doorway and the drawers here come with a top-notch soft-closing system. However, rather than the four drawers seen here, UK motorhomes will get just two as an oven/grill will be fitted as standard. The cooker has only two burners and is a separate unit to the sink, not the combined Monobloc unit seen in many Adrias. Alongside is a tall/slim three-way fridge with useful 142-litre capacity.

Next to the fridge (and the washroom opposite), the floor level steps up to the bedroom, where a concertina screen can be deployed to provide privacy. Behind the washroom’s tambour door, you’ll find a compact space that uses its dimensions to good effect. The swing wall arrangement rotates the basin over the loo and allows a decent-sized shower without recourse to a curtain.

At the back, the island bed slides back to create a luxurious place to relax, but with the bed extended there’s still plenty of room to move around the foot of the mattress – unlike in most rival 7m models. The bed itself measures a fairly generous 1.91m by 1.50m and there’s a rooflight above. Reading lights on either side of the bed come with built-in USBs. Another important aspect is that the bed is electrically adjustable for height and there are two full-sized loading doors for the garage. Inside the locker are drain holes, 230V and 12V sockets as well as USBs, lights on either side, and tie-downs. Maximum weight in here is 150kg.

 

If you enjoyed this review, you can read loads more like it in What Motorhome magazine. You can get a digital version of the latest issue of What Motorhome magazine here.

    

Becks Motorhomes / Motorcaravans


Martham Road
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR29 5DR
http://www.becksmotorhomes.com
enquiries@becksmotorhomes.com
‘New Models From Hymer, Hymer Car, Burstner, Adria, Bailey, WildAx and Eriba. Also a large selection of Pre-owned vehicles. Over 120 vehicles in Stock.’

Chelston Motorhomes


Chelston Business Park
Wellington
Somerset
TA21 9JE
http://www.chelstononline.co.uk
info@teamchelston.co.uk
New and used motorhomes, service centre, accessories, finance. Mobility Vat-free and driving & access adaptions.

Marquis Motorhomes (Northants)


The Causeway
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN3 9EX
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
sales@marquismotorhomes.co.uk
Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes. Adria, Caravelair, Coachman, Lunar caravans.

Marquis Motorhomes (Durham)


Durham Road
Chester-le-Street
Co Durham
DH3 2QZ
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
sales@marquismotorhomes.co.uk
Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes.

Marquis Motorhomes (Suffolk)


Farthing Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 5AP
http://www.marquisleisure.co.uk
Adria, Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Benimar, Elddis, Majestic, Mobilvetta, Randger new motorhomes. Base & habitation service & repairs.

Scot Motorhomes


Maidenplain Place
Perth
Perth and Kinross
PH3 1EL
http://www.scotmotorhomes.co.uk
info@scotmotorhomes.co.uk
New and used motorhomes for sale. Also base and habitation service and repairs.