What is the Kaferfach glovebox in the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle?
For those who are a bit less enthusiastic about specific models, automakers can get away with losing some of the smaller features that might be special to a vehicle. The VW Beetle does not have that sort of fan base. Even so, it feels the Volkswagen can be a bit vague when describing specific features, possibly assuming everyone has the same fond memories that have lasted decades. So for the uninitiated, we’re looking to answer the question: What is the Kaferfach glovebox in the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle?
We hope you noticed Kaferfach isn’t exactly English. Nope, it’s the combination of Käfer, meaning “bug” or “beetle” and Fach, meaning “compartment” or “bin.” The Volkswagen Beetle has traditionally had two glove boxes, meaning twice the storage possibilities. The first one is in the common location under the dash, and the second one is above it. The dashboard of the Beetle has been styled to have a panel which matches the exterior, so the Kaferfach not only calls to mind the traditional Beetle, but adds a pop of color to contrast with the black interior. Unless, of course, you also happen to have chosen the black paint color.
When the New Beetle was first reintroduced, it came with the small bud vase that was at one point common, but that has since disappeared. Apparently that wasn’t as popular as the practical storage solution. Which, by the way, has gotten a lot more practical. The original Kaferfach glove box opened downward much like most glove boxes on the market, only it had a tendency to wear out and end up falling open. The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Kaferfach glovebox has fixed that problem by opening upward. If it breaks, it falls closed. Not that we’ve heard anything about it breaking, but diehard owners are likely to have concern over this issue.
So there you have it. The Kaferfach is a second glovebox, a must-have for those who treat their car like a second home. We hoped you liked this post and will keep coming back here to the J. Bertolet Volkswagen Blog to read more about special VW features, events and community news.