Thwarting theft was a focus for Chevrolet when developing their new line of full-size SUV’s. Customers of the 2015 Tahoe or Suburban will get a vehicle that is designed to offer a new level of security and theft deterrence.
New, standard anti-theft features include a steering column lock that deters push-away and tow-away theft, which accounts for a significant portion of stolen vehicle incidents, side cut keys to deter lock picking and more robust door lock cylinders and shields to prevent the successful use of slim-jims and other similar tools.
The new security features aren’t just limited to the exterior either. Inside, creative storage spaces, like the compartment located behind the infotainment screen, keep your valuables out of the sight of would-be thieves. The third row seats are bolted down helping to reduce theft of the third row bench, a crime that the current Tahoe, with its removable seats, was a frequent victim of.
“We have engineered a layered approach to vehicle security,” General Motors’ head of Global Vehicle Security, Bill Biondo said. “With new standard features and the available theft protection package, we are making the all-new 2015 Tahoe a less attractive target to thieves and more secure for our customers.”
Also available on the more upscale LT and LTZ models is a Theft Protection Package which features glass breakage sensors, inclination sensors and interior motion sensors all of which sound the alarm if the vehicle is attempted to be broken into, lifted off the ground, or detects motion within the cabin. Additionally, key control systems make the car harder to start and move without an authorized key.
Finally, if all that fails, OnStar can locate and slowdown the vehicle and even disable the ignition once it is reported stolen. And of course, the 2015 Yukon family will also receive these security graces.
Bill Biondo walks through and demonstrates these features and more in the video below.