The new SEAT Mii electric is the first fully electric vehicle (EV) in SEATs range.
This EV can reach 0-31mph in 3.9 seconds and has a range of up to 160 miles^ with combined city and motorway driving and up to 223 miles^ with 100% city driving*
New to SEAT models, The Mii electric is the first model to feature this technology.
SEAT Connect allows you to manage your car and battery from your smartphone, so you can be ready to go before you even leave the house. You can use the app to remotely set the interior temperature before you leave the house on a cold winter’s morning, programme charging times to suit your routine, locate your car in a busy car park, or access information about remaining battery range.
You can expect premium quality at every turn with this vehicle, which has more of a traditional feel to it as opposed to an ultra modern one, making it a very timeless auto. For a bit of colour injection, there is a plastic panel with unique styling across the dashboard. There are a number of standout features when it comes to the interior of this vehicle. This includes the new IML dashboard with chrome effect, the leather handbrake lever, gear knob, and steering wheel, as well as the height-adjustable driver’s seat. There are also heated sports seats in the front with integrated headrests and cloth upholstery, as well as chrome detail to dash inserts and the door handles.
The driving position of the Mii Electric is great, with the steering wheel adjusting up and down. Moreover, when it comes to visibility out of the vehicle, there is nothing bad that you can say about the SEAT Mii Electric. This vehicle also comes with rear parking sensors as a standard as well.
There is no infotainment touchscreen system with the SEAT Mii Electric. However, you can mount your smartphone onto the dash using the phone holder. Here, physical shortcut buttons and a colour screen able you to go through the functions on your phone through the use of the smartphone-integration app. The app also gives you the ability to unlock or lock the car through your smartphone. You can even set your air-conditioning before you get in the vehicle, ensuring it is comfortable for you.
Although the SEAT Mii Electric is a small vehicle, you are still going to want to be sure that everyone can ride in comfort and that you are going to have all of the room you need to take your belongings with you.
Space in the front
You may be worried about sitting in this vehicle, especially if you are tall. After all, the SEAT Mii Electric is the smallest of all of the electric cars on the market today, making it great for narrow roads and easy driving. However, fear not; as even six-feet tall people will have no problem sitting comfortably in the front of the car. Plus, you are even going to get decent storage space as well. There is a single cup holder, which is situated below the dashboard, as well as handy door pockets. One of the practical touches that we really like is the small shelf, which divides cubbyhole, which is open-faced, ahead of the gear selector.
Space in the back
A lot of people are surprised by just how spacious these cars are in the back as well, especially when you consider that this is where the battery is housed. You will find it underneath the rear seats. This has resulted in the bench being raised by around 5 cm when compared with the petrol version of the Mii. However, this is something that you are definitely not going to be able to notice in terms of space. You won’t feel any difference. There is also a good amount of headroom as well thanks to the boxy styling of the vehicle. Both leg and knee room are good as well. The rear windows pop out and it should be noted that there are only four seatbelts in the back.
Space in the boot
You have an optional extra of an adjustable boot floor, and so this is something you may want to consider if storage space is especially important to you. This will make the boot impressively deep when it is on the lowest setting. We also like the storage well that is just underneath the lip. This is a thoughtful touch that will enable you to ensure you have always got a charging cable in close proximity.
The 36.8kWh lithium ion better will ensure that you have just enough juice so that 161 miles can be covered on full charge. This means that it is going to be able to travel further than one of its main competitors; the Volkswagen e-Golf. In this range of smaller electric vehicles, it is certainly pretty good when it comes to mile range.
Not only does the vehicle offer a good electric range but it is also pretty impressive in terms of performance as well. You can expect 82bhp and 156lb ft of torque delivered through this electric motor. You will really notice this when you are sat at the traffic lights, as you are bound to beat the other cars off the line. From town streets to motorways; this car offers a positive experience no matter where you are.
The ride quality is also impressive with this vehicle. Many people have remarked how relaxing it is to drive around time. The steering is accurate and light and the boxy, small dimensions of the car make threading through narrow side roads a breeze. The ride quality is one of the main standouts with this vehicle. It has an impressive composure, feeling settled at all speeds, as well as being able to handle bigger road imperfections as well. It is also quiet.
You have three different driving modes to choose from with the SEAT Mii Electric. This includes Normal, as well as Eco and Eco+. You will get maximum power if you go for the normal mode. However, the other modes will limit the power so that the range is eked out. In fact, even the air conditioning will be switched off in Eco+ mode. The gear selector can also be used to control the levels of regenerative braking. This is a system that makes the most of energy that would otherwise be wasted while braking, using it to top the battery up. When you select the highest setting for this, when you lift your foot off the accelerator, the braking force that is provided is strong enough to bring your vehicle to almost a standstill.
Charging your Mii electric at home will become part of your everyday routine, so there are two options for home charging, either via a traditional 3-pin plug or a specially installed wallbox.
A home wallbox is recommended due to the high energy demands and the significantly faster charge time. A 7kW wallbox can charge your Mii electric three times faster than with a three-pin plug. Plus, all home charging wallboxes are eligible for the £500 OLEV EVHS grant!
Alternatively you can use rapid chargers which are the fastest way to charge an EV vehicle and are often found in motorway services or in locations close to main roads. The Mii electric is equipped with CCS (combined charging system), which supplies high power direct or alternating (DC/AC) to charge a battery to 80% quickly. Mii electric allows for a maximum of up to 40 kW DC charge and will recharge the battery to 80% in 1 hr.
If you are interested in the new SEAT Mii Electric, or you would like to find out more about this car, all you need to do is give us a call today for more information. You will speak to one of our friendly and experienced team members who will be more than happy to answer any queries that you have to make sure that you find the perfect car for you. If this is your first electric vehicle, you may be feeling a bit apprehensive, and you probably have plenty of different questions running through your mind. However, there really is no need to stress, as we will be there every step of the way, helping you to choose the car that is right for you.
*WLTP range of up to 160 miles with combined city and motorway driving and up to 223 miles with 100% city driving.* At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle
* At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle
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