2015 Chevrolet Tahoe: GM Beefs Up Security on SUVs to Prevent Theft

By | December 19, 2013
Large SUVs from General Motors have long been popular targets for thieves, leading the automaker to gradually introduced anti-theft features on these cars over the years. For the 2015 model year, however, GM is taking some major steps to further increase safety on these vehicles. For the first time, the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban SUVs will come equipped with a steering column lock as a standard feature. This piece prevents a thief from being able to steer a vehicle out of a spot without first starting up the car. The SUVs, which incidentally come with price increases for the new year, also come with special side cut keys and stronger door cylinders to prevent lock picking. Better exterior lighting also is a major deterrent. On the inside, the third row is now bolted down to prevent thieves from snatching up the seats. GM's SUVs will also make available new alarms and sensors that help stop thieves in their tracks. On the LT and LTZ trims of the new Tahoe, for instance, buyers can opt for a Theft Protection package. With this feature, the car makes a buzzer sound when it detects unwanted motion inside the vehicle, broken glass, or the vehicle being lifted up off the ground in a tow-away theft.
Not only will the new features provide peace of mind to customers of the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and other GM SUVs, but it will also hopefully reduce insurance costs. Installing anti-theft devices in vehicles often lowers insurance rates by 15 percent or more. Now if only some of these features would become available on the Corvette, another popular target of theft… Source: General Motors