The new Pilot SUV will be a centerpiece of the Georgia dream home.

Sorry GMC, but Honda has taken over as the exclusive automotive partner of HGTV’s Dream Home for 2017. The new Pilot SUV will replace the outgoing Acadia and better accent the upscale, Southern-style, 3,200-square-foot home.

As part of the partnership, the Pilot will be a mainstay of the Simons Island, Georgia-based home when the giveaway airs on January 1, 2017. It will be featured in a 30-second custom vignette that showcases the vehicle, and is intended to kick off the sweepstakes. Along with the dream home and the new Pilot, one lucky winner will walk away with $250,000 in straight cash.

Honda Pilot HGTV Dream House 2017
Honda Pilot HGTV Dream House 2017

"Creating big dreams for our customers is at the core of the Honda brand and combining our Honda Pilot, the ultimate modern family SUV with the ultimate dream home from HGTV, makes for an impactful partnership and one incredible prize package for one lucky family," said Susie Rossick, assistant vice-president of Honda Auto marketing.

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the event, and the first time a Honda has been featured as a sponsor as opposed to longtime GMC. The three-row SUV, which features a 3.5-liter 280-horsepower (208-kilowatt) V6, is said to accent the three-bedroom, three-bath with its "versatility and utility," and seating for up to eight passengers.

The sweepstakes will officially kick off on December 28, 2016, with the HGTV special – featuring the Honda Pilot – airing on January 1, 2017.

Source: Honda

 

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Honda and HGTV® today announced that Honda is the exclusive automotive partner of the HGTV® Dream Home 2017 Giveaway, with a Honda Pilot Elite now part of the prize package along with a spectacular new home on St. Simons Island, Georgia and a cash prize of $250,000. Entering its 21st year, HGTV's popular Dream Home program annually awards one lucky family with a unique American home.

The Honda Pilot will be integrated into this year's HGTV Dream Home 2017 television special on January 1, 2017, including photography and video footage of the home. As the exclusive automotive sponsor, Honda will produce a 30-second custom vignette showcasing the Pilot and sparking consumers to enter the sweepstakes for their chance to win the HGTV Dream Home 2017 Giveaway (HGTV.com/HGTVDreamHome). The creative concept for the spot highlights the shared design approach of the Dream Home and the Honda Pilot: to make dreams come true. Viewers will see styling comparisons of the Honda Pilot and the HGTV Dream Home 2017 focusing on design, convenience features, and innovative technologies.

"Creating big dreams for our customers is at the core of the Honda brand and combining our Honda Pilot, the ultimate modern family SUV with the ultimate dream home from HGTV, makes for an impactful partnership and one incredible prize package for one lucky family," said Susie Rossick, Assistant Vice-President of Honda Auto Marketing.

The HGTV Dream Home 2017 will mark its 21st anniversary on St. Simons Island, Georgia, where the white sand, moss-draped oaks and laid-back island lifestyle, make it one of America's favorite beach towns. The grand prize winner of this spectacular giveaway will receive the completely remodeled and fully furnished home, a new Honda Pilot, plus $250,000 from national mortgage lender Quicken Loans®.

Interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn has restored a hidden gem on the island into a one-of-a-kind seaside getaway with a design aesthetic that can be described as Southern Transitional. With Sea Island as the backdrop, the 1980s-built home maintains a traditional look that embodies true Southern charm with an emphasis on architecture reflective of its coastal location.

The main living spaces reflect an entertaining-savvy layout that features muted, muddy earth tones mixed with bright whites. Comfortable furniture and formal statement pieces are intertwined with casual textiles. A selection of modern art elevates the house to a game-changing showstopper. The three bedrooms and three bathrooms take their cue from the property's mossy vegetation with shades of green, and the neutral browns are a nod to the nearby beaches. Complete with a private pool, this approximately 3,200-square-foot abode is a fresh new take on Southern style.

The Honda Pilot builds on its reputation for interior space, versatility and utility with comfortable seating for up to eight passengers and a cargo area that can hold an 82-quart cooler without compromising third-row seating capability. Third-row entry and exit is easy and intuitive courtesy

The Pilot Elite delivers refined, powerful and fuel-efficient performance courtesy of its 3.5-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC® V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) cylinder deactivation technology producing peak output of 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission delivering refined, responsive and fuel-efficient performance.