The first Malibu models which Carthago founder Karl-Heinz Schuler built in 1979 were already of the highest quality standard. This heritage is just as noticeable today in our A-Class and coachbuilt motorhomes and vans as our decades of experience in the premium segment. With brand-typical quality features and a unique value-added promise, Malibu vans and motorhomes set new standards. Always with the claim of being the best motorhomes and vans in their class, in order to give you the best holiday moments of your life.
“We can do better than that” thought Karl-Heinz Schuler after seeing a camping bus. No sooner said than done: On 1st July 1979, he established his own Carthago motorhome brand.
Carthago starts its rapid growth by specialising in VW bus conversions. Solid design, practical and inventive interior, individual special features – even back then, this was already the successful concept.
When the change to the VW T4 took place, different wheelbases and layouts were added, and there was even an initial version with a washroom.
The Malibu Van is back! The modern interpretation of the feel-good camping bus is quickly becoming a favourite among motorhome enthusiasts. The inauguration of Carthago City also took place in Aulendorf in southern Germany with a large sales showroom.
Exclusive presentation at the Caravan Salon Düsseldorf: the new A-Class and coachbuilt Malibu motorhomes were impressive! Voted New Product of the Year by AutoBild Reisemobil magazine.
New dimension of freedom! The new Malibu Van Charming GT offers a completely new feeling of space and driving pleasure with a panoramic roof dome. Three new models complete our range of motorhomes: the single bed model I 441 LE, just 6.67 m in length, and the super-comfortable I/T 490 LE and I/T 500 QB models.
2019 & 2020
Malibu wins the “Camper vans with washroom” category of the promobil reader’s vote. The top favourite is the Malibu Van Charming GT skyview, which gives you a completely new feeling of spaciousness and ride comfort.
Two new models presented! The innovative Malibu Van first class – two rooms and the family-for-4 models with the unique hybrid pop-up roof. We were particularly pleased about the first place in the European Innovation Awards in the “Overall Van Concept” category for this . Introduction of the Malibu GENERATION M. All Malibu motorhomes stand out with a new look and impress both inside and out.
Malibu has reason to celebrate! Our vans and motorhomes receive no less than three awards. In the promobil readers' vote for the Motorhome of the Year 2022, the Malibu Van is on the winners' podium in two categories. And the motorhomes win the European Innovation Award in the category overall Motorhome Concept.
Our Malibu Van continues its career and drives successfully into 2023: For the fourth time in a row, first place in the Promobil readers' vote for Motorhome of the Year 2023, in the category "Campervans with washroom over €60,000" goes to our Malibu Van.
Malibu Van takes second place in the "camper vans with bathroom over €60,000" category of the promobil readers' vote.
The song Malibu was composed by our employees Robert Vörös (frontman), Robert Marič (bassist), Franc Koren (guitarist) and Tibor Kiraly (drummer) and is about the beginnings of the company more than 40 years ago. To be precise, from 1979, when founder and owner Karl-Heinz Schuler had the vision of converted vans. The song about the Malibu brand found its way to the public this year (2023) at the opening of the new plant in Ormož, which specialises in the production of Malibu vans.