Seat unveils new Mii electric – its first production EV

Seat unveils new Mii electric – its first production EV

The new Mii is a city-aimed electric car that shares its underpinnings with the recently-unveiled Citigo-e iV.

Seat has kickstarted its electrified vehicle offensive by unveiling its first EV production model – the Mii electric.

The Mii’s electric motor produces 82bhp and 212Nm of torque, and is paired to a 36.8kWh battery pack to offer an electric range of 162 miles on the WLTP cycle.

As part of the switch to electric, the city car has also received a subtle update with new lettering, a sticker pack and redesigned 16-inch alloy wheels. The interior also benefits from an updated dashboard, ambient lighting and heated seats, while there’s also more safety kit than ever – with lane-keep assist and traffic sign recognition included as standard.

It doesn’t stop there, though, as Seat also says the new city car will come fitted with metallic paint, rear parking sensors, cruise control and LED daytime running lights as standard.

The Mii electric also introduces Seat Connect, which is a smartphone app that can control remote services, such as driving data, where the car is parked, remote access and the ability to pre-heat or pre-cool the car.

Prices are yet to be confirmed, but Seat has said that it will be the one of the most affordable electric cars on sale when the first cars are delivered at 2020.

Seat has said the Mii electric will help the Spanish brand’s dealer network to ready itself for further electric models – with the firm promising many more electric cars and plug-in hybrids over the coming years.

The first standalone EV will be the el-Born, while plug-in hybrid versions of the Seat Leon hatchback are promised, alongside more powerful Cupra variants – such as the Formentor and Leon.

The Mii electric was unveiled in Oslo today as part of ‘Seat On Tour’, with the model coming to the UK later in the month. Order books will open for the Mii electric in autumn.

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