It’s all about Mii at SEAT these days
June 8, 2019
SEAT is starting its electric offensive with the introduction of the Mii electric. The shift towards electrified vehicles is gaining pace and SEAT is developing cars to meet the demands of a dynamic, ever-changing market while also maintaining the sustainability of mobility.
The Mii electric fuses dynamism, urban design, an advanced powertrain, and new levels of connectivity with affordability and low cost of ownership, to offer a vehicle that is ready to meet the challenges of the city and the needs of a new generation of customers.
SEAT’s first production all-electric vehicle also lays the groundwork for future members to join the family, with more EVs and PHEVs due in the near future, including the all-electric SEAT el-Born, plug-in hybrid versions of Leon, and high-performance plug-in hybrid versions of CUPRA Formentor and CUPRA Leon.
Luca de Meo, President of SEAT, said: “The market is changing, and electrification is expanding at an unprecedented rate. In Europe, the electric vehicle market grew by 46 per cent in the first four months of the year. Moving forward we expect electrified vehicles to play an important role within our range,.
“The Mii electric is the start of that journey, and at the same time brings to the market an affordable electric car.”
Mii electric will help prepare SEAT’s dealer network for the expanding electrified market and the challenges it will bring, making the transition for customers moving to electric vehicles seamless.
Thanks to its compact dimensions, the Mii electric offers great agility while driving in the city and while parking. It has been designed to meet the demands of modern driving, whether you are navigating the bustling streets of the inner city or cruising through suburbia.
The move from ICE to an exclusively all-electric powertrain opens the doors to a driving experience that makes the car fit even more naturally into the city environment.
The Mii electric’s exterior is refreshed with the introduction of electric lettering at the rear, electric stickers on the side and 16-inch alloy wheels in matte Cosmo Grey. Inside, delicate changes include a new dashboard, ambient lighting, sporty and heated seats, black sport leather steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake. In addition, the Mii electric includes safety technologies such as lane assist and traffic sign recognition as standard. But the greatest transformation comes under the bonnet.
The Mii electric’s motor, linked to a single speed transmission, provides its 61kW (83PS) of power and 212Nm of torque instantly, meaning the five-door car can reach 31mph from a standstill in only 3.9 seconds – perfect for jumping in and out of traffic. And the car’s 36.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack, provides up to 161.5 miles of range from a single charge based on the WLTP test cycle.
The all-electric city car is the first model to include SEAT CONNECT, giving remote access and management of the vehicle. Customers can review driving data, parking position, the vehicle’s status, including doors and lights, and the ability to control air-conditioning remotely, all from their smartphone app.
Standard equipment for the Mii electric includes metallic paint, sports seats, LED daytime running lights, cruise control, rear parking sensors and fast DC charging capabilities. There will be a choice of five colours called Deep Black, Candy White, Tornado Red, Chester Blue and Tungsten Silver.
The Mii electric enters the market at an exciting and dynamic time, with the industry shifting to make mobility sustainable, with an ever decreasing impact on our environment, especially in densely populated, urban areas.
Customer ordering of SEAT Mii electric will start this autumn.