SEAT's first production EV is to be a new version of the popular city car - the Mii.
SEAT's programme of electrification is in full swing, with great plans for the next couple of years. Things look to be happening quickly, with the electric Mii being swiftly followed by the el-Born, plug in hybrid Leon, CUPRA Formentor and CUPRA Leon.
Production of the current petrol version of Mii will cease in July and the new, electric version will open for order in the autumn.
The Mii has subtle interior and exterior changes, including a sportier, high-tech feel with leather trim and heated seats. Lane assist and traffic sign recognition come as standard driver assistance features.
Powered by an electric motor, the Mii will have 83PS and 212Nm allowing it to reach 31mph in 3.9 seconds! A real pocket rocket. Its lithium ion battery pack gives a 161 mile range from a single charge, based on the WLTP test cycle.
The SEAT electric range will still retain the brand principles of being fun to drive, with great performance and good acceleration. However, you can add to that a silent ride, low cost of ownership and ever greater levels of connectivity. SEAT Connect will allow drivers to access information and status remotely on a smartphone app. So, for example, you can locate the vehicle in a busy car park; control the air con - maybe cooling it down 10 minutes before you're due to drive home; or check the doors and lights are closed and off.
Production of the electric Mii starts in the last quarter of 2019, with its launch in early 2020.
It's all exciting stuff! If you would like more information on SEAT's electric range contact our showrooms now.
Article dated 4th June 2019.