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Seat MII ELECTRIC HATCHBACK 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto

Seat MII 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto
Seat MII 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto
Seat MII 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto
Seat MII 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto
Seat MII 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto
Seat MII 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto
Seat MII 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto
Seat MII 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto
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Seat MII 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto
Seat MII 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto
Seat MII 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto
Seat MII 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto
Seat MII 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto
Seat MII 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto
Seat MII 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto
Seat MII 61kW One 36.8kWh 5dr Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelElectric
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph12.3 secs
  • Top Speed81 mph
  • C020 g/km
  • BHP83
  • Torque156 lbs/f
  • P11D1%

Review

SEAT has decided to dispense with all combustion-fuelled versions of its Mii city car and instead offer us just this battery-powered version. With a potential WLTP driving range of up to 160 miles, it makes a lot of sense. And of course there are all the previous space-efficient advantages of this little design.

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The Mii Electric is SEAT's first full-electric car. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

No mainstream brand can afford to ignore the current industry stampede towards electrification. SEAT has hardly been in the vanguard of this trend but, helped by Volkswagen Group technology, it's slowly getting its act together now. The little Mii citycar was an obvious first step in the company's move towards zero emissions motoring for its compact cars, given that all the technology for this design was easily available to the Spanish marque (and sells elsewhere, badged as either the Volkswagen e-up! or the Skoda CITIGOe iV). Like those cars, the Mii Electric has a lot to offer.

Driving Experience

If your previous experience of a Mii was with a petrol engine (or indeed if you come to this SEAT from a petrol-engined city car of any kind), you're going to feel that this Mii Electric is pretty rapid the first time you drive one. That's due to a 61kW electric powerplant with 212Nm of torque, which hurls you away from rest with almost indecent alacrity. You'll get used to driving with one eye on the Charge Indicator, a dial to the left of the main speedometer in the instrument cluster. This shows when energy is being recuperated to charge the battery (in its lower blue zone) and when you're driving efficiently (when the needle is in the mid green zone). The battery level indicator is to the right of the speedometer, where the fuel gauge would normally be. SEAT talks of a WLTP driving range when fully charged up of around 160 miles, but reckons that up to 223 miles could be possible between charges if you limited yourself just to urban motoring. You'll need to adapt to your own charging regime with this car, which is made easier by a special version of the 'SEAT Connect' app. This allows you to remotely set charging times and to pre-heat or -pre-cool the car before departure, so that you don't use valuable energy with the ventilation system getting to a comfortable cabin temperature once you move off.

Design and Build

The design of this Mii Electric model is pretty much the same as the previous petrol-powered Mii model, though there's only now a 5-door body shape available. The door mirrors, the bumpers and the door handles are body-coloured, metallic paint and dark-tinted rear windows are standard and you can jazz things up with an optional 'Deep Black' contrast-coloured roof if you wish. As before, the front doors open widely to an 80-degree angle, your access point to a tardis-like interior just as big as that of SEAT's far pricier and apparently much bigger Ibiza supermini. Something you especially appreciate on the back seat where there's comfortable room for two adults provided the journey isn't too long. There'd be space for my three children if three belts were provided here. Unfortunately, there are only two, which is a little annoying. No complaints about luggage space though. Though there's a high sill over which you've to lump your stuff, once you get it in, there's a 251-litre capacity that's way better than what you get in a rival MINI Electric.

Market and Model

SEAT is only offering one version of the Mii Electric, priced at £20,300 after subtraction of the £2,500 government plug-in car grant. Standard kit includes 16-inch 'Cosmo' grey matt alloy wheels, metallic paint, body coloured finishing for the mirrors and door handles, powered mirrors, rear parking sensors, ambient lighting, heated front seats and cruise control, plus lane assist and traffic sign recognition. Also included are rain-sensing wipers, a leather-covered steering wheel, air conditioning, dark-tinted rear windows and Hill Hold Control to stop you from drifting backwards on uphill junctions. There's a 5-inch centre-dash infotainment screen with Bluetooth connectivity, a DAB tuner and a 6-speaker audio system. You'll also want to download the 'SEAT Connect' app which allows remote access to your car. The Mode 3 cable you'll need to attach this car to a garage wallbox comes included but annoyingly, you have to pay extra for the Mode 2 cabin you'll need to charge up from a conventional 3-pin plug. A contrast-colour roof (deep black with matching door mirrors) is also optional.

Cost of Ownership

SEAT quotes a WLTP driving range when fully charged up of 160 miles. Or up to 223 miles with 100% city driving. As with all EVs, the range capability is aided by proactive Brake Energy Regeneration. When the accelerator is released, the electric motor's braking function slows down the vehicle and simultaneously recuperates brake energy. Electricity recovered by regenerative braking is stored in the traction battery and is used to drive the vehicle. As for charging the 32.2kW lithium-ion battery, well that'll take 16 hours from a normal household 3-pin plug (to 80% of battery capacity) with the (annoyingly optional) Mode 2 2.3 kW cable, so you'll want to install a wallbox in your garage so you can use the (standard) Mode 3 7.2kW cable, whereupon the charging time (to 80%) reduces to a far more acceptable 4 hours. SEAT reckons a typical charge cost to fill the battery would be £5.29. That equates to a pence per mile figure of 3.5p. What else? Well there's SEAT's usual three year/60,000 mile warranty. That's unexceptional when rivals like Hyundai offer five years of cover as standard and Kia offers up to seven years. However, the SEAT deal is extendable, so you might be able to negotiate on that. And it includes two years of Europe-wide roadside assistance.

Summary

The Mii was always an under-rated city car and it will probably be an under-rated electric runabout too. But that doesn't mean that it's not worth putting on your shopping list if you're making the move towards battery power with a little urban scoot like this. This model's slightly more affordable than a Volkswagen e-up! and the top version of the Skoda CITIGOe iV, both cars that share its engineering - but there's not much in it. Still, if a SEAT dealer is more convenient for you and you happen to prefer the looks of a Mii, we can see why you might choose it over the VW and the Skoda. True, there are trendier electric citycars you could consider: maybe more charismatic ones too. But as an all-rounder, the Mii Electric makes a strong case for itself.

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Exterior Features
Body colour door mirrors
Metallic paint
Body colour door handles
Body coloured bumpers
Body coloured door and side trim panels
Dark tinted rear windows
Electric adjustable heated door mirrors with integrated indicators
Electric front windows
Exterior door graphics and rear lettering
Halogen front headlights
Heated front and rear windscreen
LED daytime running lights
Rain sensing wipers
Rear fog lights
Driver Convenience
5.0" colour screen radio with SD card slot and AM/FM radio
Bluetooth mobile phone connection
Cruise control
Electro mechanical speed sensitive power steering
Lane assist
Rear parking sensor
RPM counter, digital clock, low fuel warning light, lights on reminder
Smartphone integration with universal smartphone cradle, TomTom satellite nav, eco trainer, trip computer, phone media & radio control, USB and Aux-in
Traffic sign recognition
Entertainment
6 speakers
DAB digital audio broadcast
USB cable for Apple and Android compatibility
Interior Features
2 height adjustable rear headrests
60/40 split folding rear seat
Air conditioning
Black greenhouse interior roof
Chrome detailing door handles and dash inserts
Chrome effect IML dashboard
Driver and passenger sunvisor with mirror on passenger side
Front courtesy lights
Height adjustable driver's seat
Height adjustable sports steering wheel
Leather steering wheel/gearknob/handbrake lever
Visual cloth upholstery with heated front sports seats and integrated headrests
White ambient lighting
Safety
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Driver and front passenger airbags with front passenger airbag de activation, front side and curtain airbags
Electronic stability control
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Hill hold control
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Electronic engine immobiliser
Locking wheel bolts
Remote central locking with safelock
Technical
Charging cable mode 3, type 2/3 (16amp)
Charging inlet combo 2 (CCS charging)
Comfort suspension
Wheels
16" Cosmo grey matt alloy wheels
Emergency tyre repair kit
Electric Vehicle Data
Battery Capacity in kWh 36.8
Battery Charge Slow kW 2.3
Battery Charge Slow Percentage 0-80
Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes) 960
Battery Charge Fast kW 7.2
Battery Charge Fast Percentage 0-80
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes) 240
Battery Charge Rapid kW 7.2
Battery Charge Rapid Percentage 0-80
Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes) 60
Battery Leased No
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Coupler/Connector Type Type 2
NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km 12.7
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles 160
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage 100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years 8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - Max 14.9
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - Min 14.4
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - Max 4.2
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - Min 4.3
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City 358
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - Max 349
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - Min 358
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb 257
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Max 250
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Min 259
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City 223
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - Max 217
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - Min 223
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb 160
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - Max 155
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - Min 161
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 0
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
CC 1
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Gears 1 SPEED
Transmission AUTO
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying Yes
Badge Engine CC 0.0
Badge Power 83
Coin Series One
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 12E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 81
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 83
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 3
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 46
NCAP Safety Assist % 55
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 12.3
Engine Power - BHP 83
Engine Power - KW 61
Engine Power - RPM 2750
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 156
Engine Torque - MKG 21.6
Engine Torque - NM 212
Engine Torque - RPM 2750
Top Speed 81
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 185/50 R16
Tyre Size Rear 185/50 R16
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type 16" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1478
Length 3557
Wheelbase 2420
Width 1645
Weight and Capacities
Gross Vehicle Weight 1530
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 251
Max. Loading Weight 370
Minimum Kerbweight 1160
No. of Seats 5

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 5,000 miles p/a £143.60 p/m Call Us
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £146.96 p/m Call Us
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £149.91 p/m Call Us
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £167.39 p/m Call Us
36 months 5,000 miles p/a £144.30 p/m Call Us
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £147.06 p/m Call Us
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £149.93 p/m Call Us
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £165.30 p/m Call Us
48 months 5,000 miles p/a £140.49 p/m Call Us
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £142.91 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £145.32 p/m Call Us
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £159.09 p/m Call Us
24 months 5,000 miles p/a £172.32 p/m Call Us
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £176.34 p/m Call Us
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £179.89 p/m Call Us
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £200.86 p/m Call Us
36 months 5,000 miles p/a £173.16 p/m Call Us
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £176.47 p/m Call Us
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £179.92 p/m Call Us
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £198.36 p/m Call Us
48 months 5,000 miles p/a £168.58 p/m Call Us
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £171.49 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £174.39 p/m Call Us
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £190.92 p/m Call Us
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Include Maintenance

An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Black contrast roof with black door mirrors FOC
Solid paint FOC
Interior Features
Easy Flex with double floor boot, glovebox hook and height adjustable passenger seat £70.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Chester blue FOC
Metallic - Deep black FOC
Metallic - Tungsten silver FOC
Solid - Tornado Red FOC
Solid - White FOC
Technical
Charging cable for household socket £160.00
Trim
Visual cloth - Grey with stripes with heated front sports seats and integrated headrests FOC
* option prices shown are estimated