Test du profilé Adria Matrix Axess 650 DC : un grand classique revisité – Le Monde du Camping-Car

Test du profilé Adria Matrix Axess 650 DC : un grand classique revisité - Le Monde du Camping-Car

In 2022, the Slovenian manufacturer completely reformulated its Matrix Axess range. Between its four low-profile drop-down beds, the 650 DC combines a central bed and a face-to-face lounge of more than 7.29 m. Offered from €63,650 in the 140 hp Citroën Jumper, the brand’s flagship model has a careful decoration and extensive standard equipment. Delphine Besana – Photos: Virginie Pelagalli

At a time when central bed sections of less than 7.00 m are occupying a growing place on the French market, Adria is not neglecting its sure bets, of a somewhat larger size. And by combining a central bed, a living room facing each other and a walk-through bathroom in 7.29 m, Matrix 650 DC remains one of the strong references in the catalogue.

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Adria Matrix Axess 650 DC: Technical sheet

  • Transporter: Citroën Jumper
  • Length x WIDTH X HEIGHT: 7.29m
  • Motorization: 2.2L
  • max power : 140 horsepower/103 kilowatts
  • MMA/CU: 3500/450kg
  • Seating: 4/4
  • Kitchen : Furniture with 3 burner stove, rectangular stainless steel sink, 60 x 27 cm worktop, 142 l refrigerator with top cabinet, extractor hood.
  • Asleep: 150x190cm central bed with adjustable headboard, 13cm thick mattress on slatted base, 120x195cm electric folding bed.
  • Speed ​​: from €63,650

seen up close

  • Brightness. The drop ceiling brings in a real well of natural light, especially in the living room.
  • Flat floor. Thanks to its presence, it offers 13 cm high storage boxes and anti-freeze equipment.
  • Storage. The bed frame lifts up and serves as a chest. There is a small closet at the foot and another in front.
  • Connection and lighting. A switch and two USB ports are located under the cabinets, on each side of the bed.
  • Hold. Very practical, the storage compartments are located in the cellar.

A motorhome with a modern look, pleasant to drive…

Available from €63,650 in the Axess version, this profile in Citroën Jumper seduces with its modern look. The body design is careful and stands out with the aluminum sills, the sloped rear wall that integrates the taillights and LED lights, as well as a front lid with flowing and rounded lines. On the road, you can count on a 140 hp engine and its handling is easy, as we could judge by traveling a few hundred kilometers on the roads that border the D-Day landing beaches, in Calvados.

Practical and well equipped.

Despite its 2.30 m overhang, maneuvers are carried out without too much difficulty thanks to the reversing camera. The wide windscreen and dual-mirror rear-view mirrors provide excellent visibility and reinforce driving pleasure, which is very real, especially since this model is properly equipped in terms of driving aids and comfort and safety.

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…and structurally reliable

Enjoying a reputation for reliability, manufacturing is based on construction using polyester as the outer sheathing, expanded polystyrene for the roof and walls, and extruded polystyrene under the floor. The reinforcement frame remains in wood. The presence of a 13 cm high technical double floor reinforces the storage capacity and offers numerous advantages in terms of thermal insulation and antifreeze protection of the equipment. This technical solution also allows the development of a flat floor and facilitates the movement from the cabin to the bedroom.

bright room

On board, Adria optimizes space to offer maximum comfort. Starting with the bedroom. It offers a central bed of respectable dimensions (150×190 cm) that benefits from a 13 cm thick mattress on a slatted base. Although it is 1m high, a step on each side facilitates access to the bed. In this cozy space we will appreciate the bedside tables, the careful treatment of the backlit headboard, the two large cupboards with curved doors (with an integrated USB port underneath) and the upper cupboards. Practical, a wardrobe is arranged at the foot of the bed. We regret the reduced passage on foot, where we only have 18cm to go through the bathroom side. However, the space can be increased by 12 cm by sliding the base of the lift-up head bed. Light and ventilation are provided by two large side windows and a transparent skylight. For added privacy, a pleated curtain isolates the bedroom.

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Variable geometry bath

Adopting a very fashionable configuration, the toilet area combines two compartments arranged facing each other. Surpassed by a skylight, the first houses a well-proportioned shower (60x70cm), despite the wheel arch that constitutes a small step. The second combines WC and sink. The absence of a bay allows the installation of a partitioned bathroom cabinet and a mirror. However, ventilation has not been sacrificed as evidenced by the transparent skylight. As usual, the two compartments can be joined to form a large, fully insulated transversal space by folding down the bathroom and bedroom doors. It is also possible to create a suite for parents by opening the sliding door in the night area and folding down the one in the bathroom.

Kitchen: functional and practical

The kitchen also benefits from a quality treatment. It stands out for its generous storage in the form of drawers housed in the lower part and upper cabinets. It shows a functional and spacious space equipped with a deep rectangular sink, a 3-burner stove, an extractor hood and a suitable worktop (60x27cm). And if necessary, simply fold down the sink and stove guards to increase the surface area. As for the refrigerator with a good capacity (142l), it is located directly opposite. Upstairs there is a very practical closet. The presence of a window and a skylight ensures light and ventilation. As for the decoration, the contrast between dark countertops and wooden and matt white furniture is perfectly on trend.

A table for 5 people

Another major center of interest aboard the Matrix Axess 650 DC, the face-to-face lounge has two benches. The one on the left is almost 100cm long and can accommodate two people plus a passenger on the 70cm bench seat on the right side and the two swivel cabin seats. In total, five guests will be able to take their places in comfortable seats around a good-sized table (75×84.5 cm), which can be rotated and folded in half for easy movement. The seats with magnetic backrest (practical) can be easily transformed into road-facing seats.

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A motorhome with a pleasant and familiar interior environment

We appreciate the presence of the practicable skyroof that reinforces the natural light provided by a side window. As for the environment, it benefits from a gray/beige bi-material upholstery with stitching in perfect harmony with the beautiful curves and the color of the matt white furnishings. Electrically operated, the pull-down bed is sized (120x195cm) to accommodate two people. By removing the seat backs and without touching the cabin seats, the bed lowers to approximately one meter from the ground. The ceiling height of 70cm will allow you to remain seated without your head touching the ceiling.

But the advantage of the Matrix Axess 650 DC is also its large storage capacity. In addition to those located in the passenger compartment, the main reserve is in the hold with a maximum load of 200 kg (manufacturer’s data), especially since it is equipped with stowage rings and storage niches.

Our review Adria Matrix Axess 650 DC

This fashionable profile seduces due to its manufacturing quality and the care of the finishes. Comfortable beds, functional kitchen, ample storage, flat floor… From the Axess version, this 7.29m low profile can count on extensive standard equipment and a bright and modern interior environment for a price of €63,650. An affordable price given its standard equipment.

The best

  • robust construction
  • Modern indoor environment
  • Storage capacity
  • Flat floor from cabin to bedroom
  • comfortable main bed
  • standard equipment

the least

  • Passage to the foot of the bed
  • Compartment height a bit narrow
  • pleated bedroom door

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