THE NEW FIAT DUCATO 8 IS CONVINCING
Categories: Motorhome, Van
Published: 28.10.2021

From this model year onwards, all Malibu vans and motorhomes will be built on the new FIAT Ducato 8. The light and particularly economical base vehicle now also convinces with a striking, modern look in the interior and exterior.

New dashboard:
The new dashboard of the Fiat Ducato Series 8 leaves nothing to be desired: stylish, modern and technically up to date. With a new steering wheel, instrument cluster, multimedia system, designer gearstick lever, automatic climate control and double USB socket, it is impressive in every respect.

  • The new steering wheel is a real eye-catcher, optionally available with multifunction buttons and leather upholstery including chrome inserts. Another highlight is the standard electric power steering, which has replaced the hydraulic steering system.
  • The analogue instrument cluster is available as standard with a digital 3.5" central display area in black and white. For perfect visibilty, it displays e.g. fuel level, coolant temperature, speed and rpm. The optional, fully digital instrument cluster with a 7" display area in colour can be configured entirely according to the driver's wishes. Modern high-tech design with all standard displays plus 3D navigation map and navigation information display, as well as the standard and optional driving assistance systems. 
  • The new multimedia system with 10" colour display, touchscreen, navigation and radio is perfectly matched to the new dashboard and also offers additional functions such as wireless Apple CarPlay / Android Auto, voice assistant, audio streaming and much more.  
  • The fully digital instrument cluster and multimedia system with 10" colour display are only included in the optional Fiat Infotainment package. Other components of the Fiat Infotainment Package include the multifunction leather steering wheel and gear lever, as well as automatic climate control in the cabin. On Malibu Vans, the Fiat Infotainment Package also includes the Keyless Entry & Go feature.

New engine:
Another new feature of the new Fiat Ducato Series 8 is the new generation Euro 6d Final engine. The new Multijet 3 combines low weight, reduced noise emissions and the durability of a commercial vehicle engine with a torque curve and power levels that are based on the current Ducato engines. The new Multijet 3 is a step ahead technologically and all engines comply with the Euro 6d Final emissions standard. The 120 hp / 89 kW variant is fitted as standard in all Malibu vehicles. However, three other variants are available as options: 140 hp / 103 kW, 160 hp / 118 kW or 180 hp / 132 kW.

Exterior adaptations:
The adaptations to the exterior of the new Fiat Ducatos are also impressive. As an option, full-LED front headlights can now be installed in all Malibu vans and in the semi-integrated Malibu motorhomes. These have 30% more luminosity than halogen headlights, resulting in greater safety on the road. In addition, these headlights feature dynamic LED turn signals, LED high and low beams and LED daytime running lights. The Malibu Vans, as well as all T-model motorhomes, have yet another crucial option - fog lights with cornering lights. To improve visibility to the side in the dark, the fog lights turn on automatically when the vehicle turns at low speed.