SEAT recharges city driving with the Mii electric
Mardi 4 juin 2019
- SEAT Mii electric is the first electric vehicle from the brand, laying the groundwork for more to join the family in the future
- Mii electric is the ideal vehicle for the city, mixing dynamic performance with practicality and a range of 260km* (WLTP)
- SEAT’s first all-electric car makes the technology affordable, with purchase costs on the same level as an internal combustion engine vehicle and low cost of ownership
- Pre-sales of Mii electric will start in September
The shift to 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 brand starts its electric offensive with the introduction of the Mii electric.
The Mii electric fuses dynamism, elegant 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 meet the needs of a new generation of customer.
SEAT’s first production all-electric vehicle also lays the groundwork for future members to the family, with more EVs and PHEVs due to join the Mii electric in the near future, including the all-electric SEAT el-Born, plug-in hybrid versions of the Tarraco and Leon, and high-performance plug-in hybrid versions of CUPRA Formentor and CUPRA Leon.
“The market is changing, and electrification is expanding at an unprecedented rate. In Europe, the electric vehicle market grew by 46% in the first 4 months of the year, moving forward we expect electrified vehicles to play an important role within our range,” said Luca de Meo, President of SEAT. “The Mii electric is the start of that journey, and at the same time brings to the market an affordable electric car.”
Design and Engineering
Thanks to its compact dimensions, the Mii electric offers great agility while driving in the city and while parking. The Mii electric has been designed to meet the demands of modern driving, whether you are traversing the bustling streets of the inner city or navigating through suburbia, taking up the mantle from the combustion engine Mii when production of that vehicle ends in July 2019.
The move to an exclusively all-electric powertrain, opens the doors to a driving experience that fits more naturally with the city car’s environment.
The Mii electric’s exterior is subtlely refreshed with the introduction of electric lettering at the rear, electric stickers on the side and 16” alloy wheels in matte cosmo grey. Inside, delicate changes include a new dashboard with SEAT IML foil, ambient lighting, sporty and heated seats, black sport leather steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake. In addition, the Mii electric comes equipped with Lane Assist as a standard equipment. 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 50km/h 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 260km* of range from a single charge based on the WLTP test cycle.
“The SEAT Mii electric combines every attribute customers expect from the brand: fun to drive, performance and acceleration, but sprinkles added qualities on top: silence, low cost of ownership and even greater levels of connectivity,” said Axel Andorff, Executive Vice-President for Research & Development at SEAT.
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.
SEAT Mii electric production will begin in Bratislava (Slovakia) in Q4 2019, with a market introduction starting from the very end of the year. The reveal of the car took place today in Oslo, during the brand’s SEAT On Tour event.