SEAT Mii Electric city car revealed
The SEAT Mii electric has been revealed for the first time, ahead of the city car entering production at the end of 2019.
Featuring a 36.8kWh battery, the Mii Electric will deliver 162 miles of range according to WLTP tests; just shy of the 165-mile mark expected from the Skoda Citigoᵉ iV, which is built on the same platform.
Prices for the Mii Electric have yet to be confirmed, although the Citigoᵉ iV is expected to cost around £15,000 after Government incentives have been applied.
The electric motor produces a modest 82bhp, resulting in a 0-31mph figure of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 81mph.
SEAT says the Mii Electric will charge from flat to 80% full in an hour via a 40kW fast charger, with a 7.2kW home wallbox providing the same amount of charge in under four hours.
Only minor changes have been made to the exterior of the Mii Electric to differentiate it from pure petrol models: ‘electric’ lettering features on the rear, with stickers inside highlighting the car’s electric credentials. Meanwhile, the car rides on 16-inch alloy wheels in matte Cosmo Grey.
Inside, changes are more obvious, with a new dashboard, ambient lighting, heated sport seats and black leather trim on the steering wheel and elsewhere.
LED headlights, cruise control and rear parking sensors are all standard, with lane keep assist and traffic sign recognition systems included too. The boot measures 251 litres, rising to 923 litres with the rear seats folded down.
The Mii Electric also becomes the first model to feature the company’s SEAT CONNECT system, which allows drivers to view the car’s parking position and turn on the air conditioning via a smartphone app.
Five exterior colours will be offered when production starts later this year: Deep Black, Candy White, Tornado Red, Chester Blue and Tungsten Silver. The first cars are expected to be delivered early in 2020.
The Mii Electric’s launch kicks off a European 'road show' for the Spanish brand, that will see it bring the Mii Electric to Liverpool in June, Paris after September's Frankfurt Motor Show, and Milan in November.
Oslo has become a popular location for manufacturers to launch electric models, due to Norway's extensive adoption of electric cars in recent years; our first drive of the Mercedes EQC took place there, too.
Alongside the Mii Electric, SEAT will also showcase its Minimo urban mobility concept, el-Born electric car and the Formentor plug-in hybrid SUV coupe concept from its performance spin-off brand Cupra.