Malibu Van diversity: Motorhome test – AUTO BILD
Why didn’t anyone think of it before? That was the first question that crossed our minds when bodybuilders came up with the idea Box van to be offered with a pop-up roof. What works for small campervans can’t be wrong for a large van. Meanwhile is this sleep concept is the trend in expanded Ducato, Sprinter and Co.
The shorter variant has one transverse bed instead of two longitudinal beds
The kitchen grows into an XXL line
What is particularly noticeable: The unobstructed line of sight through the vehicle. This effect is achieved because the high wardrobe is not part of the kitchen block as usual, but is hidden under the foot of the bed on the passenger side. A flap with gas pressure springs ensures comfortable use. The kitchen, on the other hand, grows to the XXL line.
Gearbox / drive
Tank capacity / type of fuel
Length Width Height
Empty weight ready to drive / payload (test mobile)
Trailer load (braked / unbraked)
Material wall / roof / floor
Lying area roof L x W
Lying area rear L x W
Fridge / incl. icebox
Fresh / waste water tank
Gas supply / heating
Test car price
103 kW (140 PS) at 3600 rpm
Nine-speed automatic / front wheel
4035 mm – 225/75 R 16 C
2020 x 900/1890 x 1020 mm
There is now another work surface and a flat cupboard above the refrigerator for even more storage space. The Malibu developers have also become creative in the bathroom. The Flexible bathroom with swiveling toilet and two-part sliding wall is not a new development for the diversity, but still a clever and space-saving solution.
Confidently and very quietly on the road in the diversity van
This is how he drives: Not only as sovereign as we are used to from the 140 PS Ducato (950 euros) with smooth automatic, but also very, very quiet. That speaks for the high quality expansion. The 105 kilo roof can only be felt on the scales. However, our test car still drove on the old Series 7 Italian. The final series vehicles will be on the new Ducato delivered to customers.