2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban Aim To Foil Thieves


  • 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Picture

    2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Picture

    Security is a top priority when it comes to the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. | December 23, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • The redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban get beefed-up security features, including a standard steering column lock that deters theft.
  • GM will also offer a theft protection plan that includes an interior motion sensor that sounds an alarm if movement is detected inside the vehicle.
  • "We have engineered a layered approach to vehicle security," said Bill Biondo, GM's Global Vehicle Security Lead.

DETROIT — The redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban get beefed-up security features, including a standard steering column lock that deters theft.

GM will also offer a theft protection plan that includes an interior motion sensor that sounds an alarm if movement is detected inside the vehicle and side-milled keys that are a deterrent to lock picking. The plan also includes an inclination sensor that sounds an alarm if someone tries to tow the vehicle.

"We have engineered a layered approach to vehicle security," said Bill Biondo, GM's Global Vehicle Security Lead. "With new standard features and the available theft protection package, we are making the 2015 Tahoe a less attractive target to thieves and more secure for our customers."

GM's popular SUVs have high theft rates and are expensive to insure, according to industry reports.

But GM is tackling that concern by designing greater security features to thwart attempted thefts.

They include optional window break in or glass-break, vertical-movement and interior movement sensors, the automaker said. Along with triggering the vehicles' alarm systems, some of the features shut down key control systems "to make it almost impossible to start or move them," GM said.

The 2015 Tahoe and Suburban go on sale in the spring.

Edmunds says: GM is working hard to give car shoppers peace of mind when it comes to vehicle security.

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