Hampton Roads Chevy Dealership

Whether you are in the market for a new or used Chevy car, truck, or SUV, there is really only one name to know––Duke Chevrolet GMC. We are your Hampton Roads Chevy dealership, proudly providing you with the finest automobiles since 1969. We have been family-owned and operated since Ray Duke started his gas station and trucking business in Carrsville, Virginia, during World War II. Since that time, we have grown to be one of the top Chevy dealerships in Virginia.

At Duke Chevrolet GMC, we put you, our customer, first. From the moment you walk in the door of our dealership, a member of our friendly sales team will greet you. Our salesperson will take the time to show you the different new and used Chevy vehicles we offer, happily answering any questions you may have. Once you've chosen the model you like, our salesperson will set you up for a test drive to make sure you have found the Chevy you want. Our finance team will work with you to find a loan or lease on competitive terms so you won't have a problem financing your next Chevy. Then, when it comes time for maintenance, our certified service technicians will give you the expert care your Chevy needs to keep it running great, from simple oil changes and routine tire rotations to major repairs.

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We Work Hard to Serve the Hampton Roads Community

Duke Chevrolet GMC has always given back to the community going back to the days when Ray Duke helped transport ammunition for the war effort during World War II. Being an auto dealership is a major responsibility, one that we gladly accept. This is why we work with local organizations around the Hampton Roads area to serve all the community stakeholders, from local schools and youth organizations to civic organizations, festivals, and agencies dedicated to the health and wellness of our fellow Virginians.

The local organizations we support include some of the finest community groups around Hampton Roads. Toys for Tots makes sure that each and every child in the Hampton Roads area can enjoy Christmas by getting toys and gifts regardless of their family's financial situation. Suffolk Public Schools, Isle of Wight Academy, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, and Suffolk Christian Academy help to educate our children, while the Paul D. Camp Community College helps them continue their education by providing a wide range of classes and course offerings. The Suffolk Art League and Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts provide community enrichment, making Hampton Roads one of the finest areas in Virginia.

Duke Chevrolet GMC also contributes to some of the top charities in town. Meals on Wheels makes sure that our senior citizens get their nutritional needs met. The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life brings funding and attention to this great charity while we battle for a cure to this dreaded disease, including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The United Way of South Hampton Roads does great charitable works in the community across so many different categories that it would be nearly impossible to list all of them. We are also committed to the environment, which is why we give to Ducks Unlimited, an organization dedicated to conserving our wetlands.

We sponsor some of the most family-friendly fun events in Hampton Roads. Each Spring, folks in Hampton Roads turn out for the Shake Rattle & Roll Spring Car Show, celebrating three of our favorite things: the Suffolk Raceway, great sports cars, and old-time Rock and Roll music. The Isle of Wight County Fair is an annual event that features thrilling rides, yummy food, and other fun attractions. The Suffolk Peanut Festival celebrates the great Virginia peanut, a delicious snack for all of us. Duke Chevrolet GMC also sponsors youth sports leagues like Suffolk FC soccer and Chevy Youth Baseball. We believe that there are few things more important to the growth and development of our boys and girls in Hampton Roads than organized sports leagues like these.

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Chevy's History of Innovation

Chevy's impact on the automotive world is undeniable. Not only is it a brand synonymous with safe and dependable vehicles, but it also represents a rich history in innovation. The company is not only deeply ingrained in the fabric of American industry and popular culture but is known worldwide for its iconic models like the Corvette and Impala. Being a leader in the car and truck industry for over a century requires a commitment to excellence and the willingness to take chances, clearly demonstrated throughout its rich history.

Early Beginnings

Chevy was founded in 1911 through a partnership by famous Swiss racecar driver and engineer Louis Chevrolet and General Motors founder William Durant. The two men worked together to produce the company's first model, the Series C Classic 6, which was unveiled to the public in 1913. From the very beginning, Chevy brought innovative technology to the forefront, as the Series C had features such as electric headlights and an electric starter, which were rarely seen on vehicles at this time. The Classic Six contained a six-cylinder engine and was capable of speeds up to 65 mph. With this initial model, Chevy made its presence known and delivered a clear message to its competitors that its intentions were to be a leader in the car industry.

Despite the Series C being well-received, its hefty price tag made it unreachable for many consumers. The demand for a more practical and affordable car led to the creation of the Series 490, which was introduced in 1915. The 490, which was named after its price, came in two styles: the roadster and the touring car. Their simple design and four-cylinder engine made them perfect for the average family. Sales of the Series 490 soared, and Chevy became a competitive force in the automotive market.

The Birth of the Icons

Although Chevy continued to introduce newer models in the market, such as the company's original Suburban Carryall, the coming decades would prove to be a challenge for the company, with The Great Depression impacting sales in the late 1920s and production shifting to assist the military in the 1940s. Chevy met these challenges head-on and began the 1950s by introducing a now-legendary model to the car-buying public.

The Corvette made a grand entrance onto the market in 1953 as Chevy's first sports car. Its sleek design and innovation under and above the hood proved that it was more than a car: it was a work of art. It represented sophistication and style, attributes that are still associated with it today. It was the birth of an icon and remains a sought after model.

Chevy continued the momentum created by the Corvette with the unveiling of the Impala in 1958. The Bel Air Impala was a full-size sedan perfectly designed for families looking for comfort and luxury. Its now-legendary tail fin design defined the look of full-size cars in the 1950s and 1960s, becoming one of the best-selling full-size cars in history.

The evolution of Chevy's pickups and sport utility vehicles also saw considerable improvements during this time period, growing leaps and bounds since their inception during the early years, providing durable trucks to a growing market wanting bigger and tougher vehicles. 1959 brought the debut of the El Camino, a unique and rather forward-thinking sedan-pickup truck that combined the sleek body Chevy was known for coupled with the bed of a pickup truck. This led to more refined pickup models such as the Corvair, the C-10, and eventually the Silverado we know today.

While other automotive companies struggled to develop the ideal SUV throughout the mid-20th century, the Chevy Suburban continued its dominance in the sport-utility market by carefully improving upon its already superior design. By the early 1970s, the Suburban was already in its seventh generation, introducing features like a 4-door body and a 4-speed automatic transmission. The Suburban would continue its reign through various generations well into the present day and remains a favorite of Hampton Roads families.

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Today's Chevy and Beyond

Chevy continues to lead the auto industry through the new millennium with its combination of modern technological advancements coupled with the same strength and dependability the world has come to know from this brand. Old favorites like the Suburban are still very much a staple in Chevy's lineup, entering its thirteenth generation complete with an assortment of state-of-the-art safety features like Front Pedestrian Braking and Lane Keep Assist and modern comforts like a 10.2-inch infotainment screen compatible with Apple and Android smartphones. The Corvette has entered its eighth generation, continuing its iconic status as one of the world's most cherished sports cars for almost 70 years.

Chevy intends to remain on top by looking toward the future rather than resting on past glories, and it aims to accomplish this with a focus on electric vehicles. What began with the pioneering but short-lived EV1 in 1997 has expanded into a multitude of models, such as the compact all-electric Bolt EV, which is a perfect fit for drivers living and working in urban areas like Norfolk or Newport News. Chevy has solidified its place as leading the automotive industry through innovation and plans to keep that title for many years to come.

The Chevy Brand

Duke Chevrolet GMC is proud to be an authorized Chevy dealership. Few automakers have a lineup of cars, trucks, and SUVs as extensive as Chevy, and fewer still offer such exceptional vehicles at prices that make them so affordable.

Chevy's cars feature some of the best performance on the roads today. If you want a sporty little hatch, then the Chevy Spark will give you one with superior fuel economy at an incredible price. Meanwhile, the Chevy Malibu is an efficient and comfortable sedan. However, Chevrolet built its reputation with high-performance cars, and that carries over to today's vehicles. The Chevy Camaro is everything you could want in a muscle car. If you have ever wanted a mid-engine performance sports car but were concerned about the price, Chevy has that covered with the Corvette Stingray. This amazing sports car provides great acceleration and speed for a fraction of the price of other cars in its class.

When it comes to SUVs, no other automaker has a comprehensive lineup like Chevrolet. The Trax, Equinox, and Trailblazer are crossovers that are classed as compact SUVs but provide the roominess of larger models in a great little package. The Blazer is a sporty two-row midsize SUV that will give you a great ride on and off the road. The three-row midsize Traverse is an ideal SUV for a Hampton Roads parent who needs that extra space for the kids, their friends, and all their stuff. The full-size three-row Tahoe and Suburban are back and bigger than ever, with more passenger space and trunk room than comparable models from other automakers. Whether you need an SUV for work, play, or a little of both, Chevy has the model that will fit you perfectly.

Chevrolet has developed a reputation for building the most versatile and dependable trucks on the road. Whether you need a heavy-duty truck like the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD or 3500 HD, a midsize truck like the Colorado, or a full-size pickup like the Silverado 1500, Chevy offers more trims, powertrain options, cab designs, and configurations than its competitors. With Chevy, you will be able to find a truck that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. And when it comes to innovation, there is no other major automaker on the cutting edge of technology that can rival Chevrolet. Chevy was one of the first entrants in the electric vehicle market with the Volt, and that continues to this day with the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV.

Most Chevy vehicles feature the cutting-edge safety technology of Chevy Safety Assist systems to get you and your passengers to your destination safe and sound, even in busy traffic on I-64 or I-664. Finally, Chevy keeps you connected with the Chevrolet Infotainment system featured on most Chevy cars, trucks, and SUVs. This system integrates key vehicle information with entertainment features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity, and a great-sounding stereo sound system.

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New Chevy Models

2022 Silverado

The 2022 Chevy Silverado has been redesigned and refined to give drivers optimal performance and nonstop adventure, both on and off the road. Chevy has always been about bringing the driver the very best without forgetting about utility or safety. This begins with the Silverado's award-winning selection of engines. Considered to be one of the most efficient trucks on the market without sacrificing performance, Chevy offers two V8 engine choices and an enhanced Turbo-Diesel engine. Coming standard, however, is the new 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine, which offers 310 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque, plus an impressive 9,500 lbs of towing power, creating a durable workhorse to help with your toughest jobs.

It isn't just engine choices drivers are excited about either. The 2022 Silverado 1500 received an exterior facelift that includes a newly designed grille and front fascia to emphasize the truck's robust but lightweight frame. Add programmable daytime running lamps, and you have a refined style that allows the Silverado 1500 to fit in anywhere. The best-in-class Durabed offers drivers up to 89.1 cu.ft. of space along with 12 tie-downs. To make loading and unloading quick and easy, Chevy's power up/down six-position Multi-Flex tailgate is an option for drivers that are looking for a little extra help.

The new upgrades extend to the redesigned interior. Now more modern and user-friendly than ever, the roomy and comfortable cabin gives Hampton Roads drivers more space to relax at the end of the day while also making it easier for them to access the latest tech and stay connected when they're away from home. The new 13.4-inch touchscreen is within easy reach for drivers. The Chevy infotainment system with Google built-in works in conjunction with either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, allowing drivers to access GPS directions, get updates on road conditions, and send or receive text and calls hands-free.

2022 Equinox

The five-passenger Chevy Equinox is refreshed and ready for 2022. This compact SUV offers Hampton Roads drivers performance and style without sacrifice. The 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine can deliver 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque and makes the Equinox fun to drive and easy to handle. Even more impressive, the Equinox delivers an amazing fuel economy of 28 MPG combined, making it a great everyday ride.

The 2022 Equinox received a modern facelift for 2022, resulting in all-new front and rear fascias, a newly designed grille, sleek new LED headlamps, and LED daytime driving lights. Chevy has also added more hues to its existing palette, such as Seaglass Blue Metallic and Iron Gray Metallic, for a bold, contemporary feel. To help make cold Virginia mornings a little easier, exterior heated mirrors can minimize frost, ice, and fog built up. And with available switchable all-wheel drive, the Equinox is already ready for adventure when you are.

The bold new styling and great new features extend to the interior of the Equinox, creating a spacious and comfortable ride for drivers and passengers. In addition to seating for up to five, the Equinox also offers 29.9 cu.ft. of cargo space in the truck, and you can fold all the rear seats down for a maximum of 63.9 cu.ft. of space, making more than enough room for groceries, camping gear, school projects, or even the family dog.

When it comes to tech, the Equinox doesn't disappoint. A 7-inch color touchscreen comes standard with the Chevy Infotainment system that helps drivers to stay connected while going hands-free. Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto allow drivers to seamlessly connect their smartphones to their car, making it easy to stream favorite playlists or podcasts, receive updates on road conditions, or make calls while keeping their full attention on the road. The available convenience of Amazon's Alexa helps Hampton Roads drivers access their Amazon account, place orders, and connect with compatible at-home devices when they're out of the house.

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2022 Colorado

The midsize 2022 Colorado from Chevy is the perfect blend of work and play. This bold and durable truck delivers a fuel economy of up to 30 MPG highway, making it a good choice for long-distance commuters. A standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine provides 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. But if you're looking for more power, it's available in either the 3.6L V6 engine or the 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine. And with towing abilities of up to 7,700 lbs, the Colorado is more than capable of rising to the challenge when needed.

The high-strength steel frame and advanced safety features mean that no matter how far from Hampton Roads your adventures take you, Chevy is right by your side. A standard reinforced safety cage and Stabilitrak traction control give drivers the control and confidence they need when they're behind the wheel tackling uneven or rocky terrain. The standard rear vision camera gives drivers a helpful second set of eyes.

The efficient and more than capable Colorado is not only fun to drive but comfortable, providing drivers with ample legroom and headroom in its spacious cabin. Designed with the driver in mind, the standard 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto makes it quick and simple to connect and receive updates, send and receive calls or messages, or listen to your favorite music or audiobooks, all while keeping your hands on the wheel.

Also available to make your life a little easier is wireless charging. Say goodbye to tangled cords and wires. Simply set your compatible smartphone on the conveniently located charging pad, and you're good to go. Plus, with the Colorado's Wi-Fi hotspot, it's easy for passengers to connect tablets, phones, or laptops to stream their favorite movies or get a little extra work done. Take Amazon Alexa along for the ride and make your day a little easier. Use Alexa to connect to at-home compatible devices, access your Amazon account, and place an order while on the road.

2022 Traverse

The midsize three-row Chevy Traverse gets a respectable 21 MPG combined, making it a hit with Hampton Roads families. Coming standard with a 3.6L V6 engine helps give the Traverse a boost of power in the towing department and allows it to haul up to 5,000lbs.

Besides having more than enough room for the whole family, the Traverse boasts up to 98.2 cu.ft. of cargo space when all the seats are folded flat. With split-folding 60/40 rear seating and an available power-folding third row, The Traverse is flexible when it comes to fitting into your lifestyle. Getting everyone into their seats just got easier with second-row Smartslide Seating, which makes it convenient to access either the third-row seats or the cargo area without having to remove a second-row child's car seat. Tap into more space with the hidden storage compartments located behind the 8-inch infotainment screen and beneath the back cargo floor. The conveniences keep coming with the Hands-Free Power Liftgate. Open and load or unload with a gentle kick beneath the center of the bumper.

The 2022 Traverse is equipped with some of the newest tech available, making your driving experience easy and more enjoyable than ever. The standard Chevy infotainment system with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto makes it easy to sync your compatible smartphone and stay informed about current road conditions, receive GPS directions, and take all of your favorite playlists with you wherever you go. Available Amazon Alexa is here to help make your to-do list a little shorter. Get shopping done, access your Amazon account, or check on orders, all hands-free. Plus, with USB ports available for every row, passengers can connect, charge, and stream using their tablets, laptops, or phones.

Used Chevy Models

If you're looking to buy a used car, but aren't sure which type of vehicle is best for your situation and lifestyle, then you should probably think about starting your search with pre-owned Chevy models. Chevrolet has earned its reputation for building cars that last and last, and there are many benefits to purchasing an already owned vehicle. Let's look at some of the best pre-owned vehicles you can find from Chevrolet:

  • Chevrolet Cruze: This sedan is one of the most popular used vehicles on the market right now, and for good reason––it's comfortable, stylish, and affordable. It's been a dependable option for many years. It's also a very fuel-efficient model making it appealing for Hampton Roads families on a budget.
  • Chevrolet Silverado: Looking for a reliable and sturdy pickup truck with great performance and comfort? The Chevrolet Silverado is definitely one to consider. This option is especially appealing for those looking for a reliable vehicle to use as a work truck.
  • Chevrolet Malibu: This vehicle offers style and performance at an attractive price point, making it the perfect car for those not wanting to break the bank when purchasing a used car. The Malibu is a great fit for commuting in to Norfolk or Newport News.
  • Chevrolet Traverse: The perfect option for big families or drivers who need a lot of cargo space, the Chevrolet Traverse is another popular and reliable SUV from this car company. This car is an excellent family commuter that offers enough space for passengers to be comfortable, and there's plenty of room if you need to haul some cargo.

Chevy has a longstanding history of putting out quality and dependable vehicles. There are many other popular and quality cars to choose from when looking at used Chevy models around Hampton Roads, such as the Equinox, among others. If you're looking to purchase a vehicle that will last for years to come, no matter how much you drive it or where you take it, then you should strongly consider buying a used Chevy.

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Service and Parts for Your Chevy

If you work with Duke Chevrolet GMC, then you should know that you will get excellent service and parts for your vehicle. Keeping your car in good working order helps you stay safe on the road and guarantees that you're getting the best value out of each vehicle mile driven. Getting quality service and parts requires only one decision; shopping with a dealership that has your best interests in mind. All you have to do to keep your vehicle running well for years is to purchase parts from the right places and know when to replace a part before it becomes a problem.

Purchase Parts From the Right Places

Service and parts for your Chevrolet are available in a variety of markets, but the best place to go for both in Hampton Roads is right here at Duke Chevrolet GMC. Your best option is to buy from us because we sell factory parts that are made for your specific vehicle, and we can take care of replacing them for you so that you know the job is done right.

Know When to Replace Parts

To get the longest life out of your Chevrolet, it is important to know when a part needs to be replaced. While some service and part replacement can be done at home with simple tools, most of these tasks should be left up to a trained professional. Check your vehicle's owner's manual to determine when each part's recommended maintenance should take place, and be sure to take your vehicle in regularly for a tune-up.


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