New SEAT Mii city car
There's a big push for SEAT's new city car, the Mii, at the Geneva Motor Show with both three and five-door models displayed. It's sure to be a winner for SEAT, which has excellent past form in this area with the Arosa, particularly with younger drivers.
What is it?
A compact town car and a brother to the VW Up! and Skoda Citigo. This design has already been winning awards as a "car for our times", quite rightly.
The brilliance of the SEAT Mii is that it is a ground-up, brand new design. That means the packaging is superb, the engine extremely efficient and it drives very sweetly.
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There are the usual city car issues. It will take loads of luggage and four people, but not at the same time. And the 1.0-litre engine is not going to give the slightest sense of excitement, though it does sound rather funky.
How much and when?
The SEAT Mii in three-door form will reach the UK in June, but the five-door will be here several months later. Prices will be competitive, which means a starting point of under £8,000.
Anything else I need to know?
The SEAT Mii's 1.0-litre engine is available in 60hp or 75hp versions, with the Ecomotive version capable of close to 70mpg with CO2 emissions of 96 g/km. Not bad for a petrol car. Acceleration to 62mph takes a yawning 14.4 seconds, with the 75hp Mii cutting this to 13.2 seconds.
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