The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban debuted in a special media event back in December, introducing a brand-new generation for both SUVs. In addition to new styling inside and out, a new platform, a new independent rear suspension, and a long list of modern technology features, the new utilities also sport new key fobs, as we’re highlighting here.
The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban key fobs now sport a more rounded case, as opposed to the squared-off case used by the previous-generation vehicles. The key fob is primarily black, with a shiny bit of trim added to the outer edge. The back of the fob comes with a textured pattern, on top of which we find a yellow Bow Tie badge.
Turning the fob over, we find a total of six different buttons to support the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban’s various features. The top two buttons should be pretty obvious, as they either lock or unlock the doors. The middle buttons, however, are a bit less obvious, with the left-middle button used for the remote engine start functionality, which is particularly useful for those folks living in either a cold or hot climate who don’t wanna walk out to their vehicle to start it and fire up the climate control.
Meanwhile, the right middle button pops the rear lift gate, swinging it up for easy loading and unloading. Alternatively, 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban owners can hit the bottom right button, which opens just the top section of the lift gate for easy access to small items in the cargo area.
Finally, the red button in the bottom lefthand portion of the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban key fob remotely activates the alarm system, as well as the vehicle’s lights and horn.
What’s more, the key fob includes a hidden physical key, which will slide out of the case in the event that the key fob battery dies.
To note, both next-gen utility vehicles incorporate GM’s Global B digital electrical architecture, the automaker’s latest electrical “nervous system” which offers greater bandwidth and data processing capabilities compared to previous electrical architectures. The new key fob is part of this new system.