Where Will The Summer Take You?

So let’s be honest with one another, this probably isn’t the summer you had in mind when 2020 started off. While the world is changing before our eyes, I find myself re-evaluating the simple things in life that bring me joy and make me happy. From our new Friday night DIY pizza night, to drive in movies, there are things to look forward to. So, if you had to give it some thought, where will the summer take you?

Oh I do love a good double entendre… ? The rhetorical question above can mean personally, emotionally, mentally, physically, or all of them at once…. and that’s I guess where this blog post comes in. The summer has in the past been an opportunity to travel far and wide and explore the world. 2020 offers perhaps an opportunity to focus on local and Canadian travel in lieu of our current reality.


I am lucky enough to be test driving the 2021 Kia Seltos thanks to Kia Canada. Of course, I opted for the spectacular Starbright Yellow model because it spoke to me and my vibrancy. I’ve never been one to shy away from standing out in a crowd after all. For those car fans out there, you can of course get all those sexy specs on the engine and vehicle here, but some of the reasons I got excited to get behind the wheel include:

The 2021 Kia Seltos (Starting from $22,995)

  • The all-new 2021 Kia Seltos is a subcompact SUV designed to be noticed. With available LED headlights, alloy wheels and all-wheel-drive, the Seltos not only takes its drivers from point A to B, it takes them there in style.
  • The 2021 Seltos is basically a smartphone that seats 5. Its available navigational system (available stunning 10.25” multimedia interface,(available) Apple Car Play, Android Auto, and available UVO Intelligence tech systems allow your drive to feel more connected than ever before.
  • Standing tall above competitors in the segment, Seltos also offers available 1.6L Turbo Engine, air-cooled front seats, heated rear seats and head’s up display.
  • The Seltos is the ideal choice for on-the-go city slickers who are looking to venture off the beaten path in their spare time. Its sleek and stylish interior and exterior deliver a premium feel both inside and out, without the excess fees.

So why this car for us? Because as Torontonians, Julio and I need a vehicle that understands our city driving needs. But also one that can hit the road to Ottawa or cottage country this summer and all year long. Less than a day behind the wheel later, this car drives like a dream. With a throw blanket in the backseat and Canela along for the ride, I’m able to run my errands and explore my city and province with a new sense of adventure.

The little things that are helping to make this week, and my summer, more beautiful are as simple as driving to our favourite sushi spot that is outside our local delivery zone. Driving down to the water for a walk with Canela. Taking a day trip to Cobourg to visit Catherine. Or a longer trip to enjoy a visit with my family (albeit socially distant of course) to be in person with them for the first time in months. There is a lot of ways that hitting the road in the right vehicle for you can offer you the opportunity to feel free. Which, let’s be honest, is refreshing.

And I’ll be honest, the #KiaSeltos is also a model with enough space for our car seats when we need it to be in the near future. With enough cool factor that I feel energized to drive it. And with fuel efficiency to allow me to afford it as part of my life and budget. Overall, this vehicle has opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking about car ownership in Toronto.

So where will the summer take you? Maybe a test drive behind the wheel of my summer 2020 choice of vehicles. Don’t believe me. I dare you to not feel the same when you get behind the wheel yourself.

Now more than ever, to join in the social media conversation going on with some of the most Instagramable memories on the road with Julio and Canela. Make sure to follow @KiaCanada on Instagram and Twitter, and by ‘Liking’ their Facebook Page. Follow and use the #KiaSeltos hashtag to see what model colour and version of this amazing subcompact SUV designed for the real you.

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Don’t forget to be kind & laugh a little more this year

Daniel Reyes

Mobile photos were taken with my Mobile Device of choice on the Rogers network.

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