Seat Mii Electric
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. The new electric car is a small city car with compact dimensions and first-rate agility when driving and parking.
Interior Design Of Seat Mii Electric
Inside, the SEAT Mii Electric looks pretty similar to the standard Mii, albeit with some redesigned seats and a few subtle dashboard tweaks. You get an equally minimalist interior with a fairly basic smartphone-based infotainment system, but at least you can now get an app that’ll let you set the Mii Electric’s climate control settings before you get into the car. The dashboard with its delicate line pattern and control island for air conditioning and radio catches the eye. A universal holder for the smartphone sits enthroned above the control island .
The placement is well chosen because behind it there is a large air vent for cooling the smartphone battery. The Mii is just a very small car with a trunk volume of just 251 litres. The rear seat bench is positioned slightly higher compared to the petrol version due to the location of the battery. Thankfully, SEAT’s managed to store all the Mii Electric’s batteries under the floor without them encroaching into the boot.
Exterior Design Of Seat Mii Electric
To anyone looking to buy a Mii Electric, it is unlikely to appeal to anyone looking for an EV that feels futuristic because there is no quirky exterior styling here, and none of the trim details are changed. he Mii’s diminutive dimensions make it appealing as a city car. It’s easy to drive, manoeuvre, and to park. With its turning circle of exactly ten meters and when maneuvering into tight parking spaces, the Mii cannot easily beat the Mii in the city. Size wise, the Mii electric measures 3556 mm long, 1645 mm wide, 1481 mm high with a wheelbase of 2421 mm.
Staying true to the SEAT UK easyMOVE strategy, standard equipment for the Mii electric includes metallic paint, sports seats, dark tinted windows, Lane Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, rear parking sensors and fast DC charging capabilities. There will be a choice of five metallic colours: Deep Black, Candy White, Tornado Red, Chester Blue and Tungsten Silver at no extra cost.
Engine And Battery Of Seat Mii Electric
The Mii electric’s motor, linked to a single-speed transmission, provides its 61kW of power and 212 Nm of torque instantly, meaning the five-door car can reach 50 km / hr from a standstill in only 3.9 seconds which is perfect for driving around towns and urban cities. The car’s 36.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides up to 260 kilometers of range according to WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) from a single charge, based on the test cycle. Rapid charging (DC at 40 kW) to 80% takes an hour which is about the same time as an average smartphone. Also whilst using a AC 7.2 kW home charger it takes four hours to reach 80% fully charged.
There are three driving modes – Normal, Eco and Eco+ – to help stretch the miles if you are caught short or get a touch of range anxiety. The single-speed transmission means that you are never in the wrong gear. It’s fun to drive, nippy around town and quiet, even at dual carriageway speeds. The fact that it doesn’t offer a touchscreen is one less thing to get distracted by while driving.
Features And Specs Of Seat Mii Electric
The Mii doesn’t offer a built-in touchscreen – not even as an option. Instead, it comes fitted with a smartphone dock located on top of the dash. While it may appear low-tech compared to its rivals, it does the job by allowing the driver to link their phone to the car via two apps: Mii Drive and SEAT Connect. The latter provides remote access and management of the vehicle, so drivers can review driving data, parking position, the vehicle’s status, including doors and lights, manage the charging process via the e-Manager and the ability to control air-conditioning remotely from the app.
Two trim levels are available on the Mii – electric and electric Plus. Mii electric trim includes power front windows, central locking, side and curtain airbags and three-zone air-con. Move up to the electric Plus trim and you get tinted rear windows, black leather interior pack and sport design seats with white stitching. Comfort levels are also increased with the inclusion of heated front seats, heated, electric door mirrors, front fog lamps and a six-speaker audio system.
Price Of Seat Mii Electric
The price range comes around ₹ 21 lakhs. The SEAT Mii electric is just the start of SEAT electric car journey, with another five electric models added to their range by the early 2022s. The SEAT Mii electric will be the most affordable electric car to date and will have a low cost of ownership.