Malibu builds for the future

German motorhome brand Malibu, part of the Carthago Group, has big plans to build on its 40 years of experience in the market to deliver innovative, high-quality, and highly technical leisure vehicles of the future. The brand was founded by motorhome industry legend Karl-Heinz Schuler and was built on his passion for adventure.

To this day, Carthago is still an owner-managed family business where no group or financier has a say. This independence was enshrined in 2014 with the establishment of the Carthago Family Foundation, to ensure the company can implement ideas quickly, think innovatively, and stay true to its Carthago Premium DNA for years to come.

It was his passion to do things ‘better’ that led owner Karl-Heinz Schuler to establish his own motorhome brand, Carthago in 1979 and the first vehicles produced had the model designation: Malibu. By 1985 the company had grown rapidly specialising in VW van conversions. Solid practical designs with inventive interiors and unique special features – even back then, this was a recipe for success. By 1991 Malibu models were being produced on the VW T4 chassis available in different lengths and layouts. There was even an initial model with a washroom.

2013 saw the re-launch of the Malibu van, a modern interpretation of the company’s first campervan and this coincided with the move to a new purpose-built headquarters and production facility in Aulendorf, Germany. At the Caravan Salon Düsseldorf in 2015 Malibu introduced a brand-new range of A-class and coach-built motorhomes that were an instant success being voted ‘New Product of the Year’ by AutoBild Reisemobil magazine. More awards have followed as new models have been introduced with the Malibu van winning ‘Motorhome of the Year’ in Promobil magazine’s readers’ poll four years in succession.

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A diverse model range with shared values

Malibu offer a range of A-Class and coach-built motorhomes in a variety of lengths above and below 3.5 tons which have been constantly developed to deliver luxurious accommodation in an attractive design that’s built to last and provide outstanding value retention. All models feature fixed beds with the option of lengthways single beds or a queen size bed at the rear. An extra-large drop-down bed over the driver’s cabin can also be specified.

Malibu motorhomes have several special features that set them apart from other vehicles in their class. For example the unique double floor that offers extra storage capability as well as added heat insulation properties. Innovative kitchen and washroom designs that make the most of every inch of space to give owners more room to move and relax inside the cabin.

Quality and attention to detail are top-priorities with all Malibu models. Double connection technology is used so that furniture is not only screwed together but also mortised for maximum stability and longevity.

The Malibu Added Value Promise

The first Malibu models built in 1979 were already of the highest quality. Founder, Karl-Heinz Schuler’s passion to do things ‘better’ is just as noticeable today in Malibu’s A-Class and coach-built motorhomes and is derived from decades of experience in the production of premium class motorhomes. With brand-typical quality features and a unique added-value promise to offer “More Motorhome, More Value and More Holiday” enjoyment, Malibu continues to set new standards. Always backed by the claim to be “the best motorhomes and campervans in their class” in order to give you the best holiday moments of your life.

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