SEAT presents a new entrant in the competitive market of city cars called Mii. The small hatchback car is stylish and shares the same platform type as the Skoda Citigo and Volkswagen UP. The Mii, however, will likely cost much less. SEAT's Engineers say that the car is designed with both Spanish and German engineering innovations.
The SEAT Mii is an excellent little car. It offers good levels of sophistication all around. Ideal for Urban driving. Mii interior is of very high quality. At the outset, the car will be offered with one engine type with the capacity for two possible modifications.
The 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine is available with either 59 horsepower or a more powerful 73 horsepower. Both are combined with a working five-speed manual gearbox. The lower-power engine with 59 horsepower will power the SEAT Mii from 0 to 100 km / h in 14.4 seconds. It's more powerful and fiesty counterpart engine will reach 100 km / h in 13.2 seconds.
These figures are exactly the same as the new VW model. For a city car, the Mii is doing relatively well and rides very well for a smaller class vehicle. The chassis has a good shape and provides very little tilt of the body while driving.
Handling is very good, making it an incredibly east car to drive in Urban environments and maneuver through tight spaces. However, the car does not provide great cornering at higher rates of speed. The noise of wind and tires is quite miniscule and are not as noticeable as some of it's similarly sized competitors.
On uneven surfaces, the SEAT Mii's suspension performs well. It can seat four adults comfortable and the amount of cargo space is competitive. Its 251 liters of storage is 66 liters more than what the Fiat 500 offers. The Mii will initially be released with a three-door version, with a five-door option added to the lineup at a later date.
The cabin is relatively spacious and made to feel even more open with thin, non-intrusive door pockets. The space and comfort matches that of the larger SEAT models and as already mentioned, the materials used for the interior of the Mii are of very high quality.
The car offers excellent visibility in all directions, which makes driving easier. SEAT are known for their competitiveness when it comes to car maintenance and customer service. The Mii has also received a five star rating from the Euro NCAP.
This is largely due to the safety equipment fitted in the car. Safety features include front and side airbags to help protect the head and chest of the driver and passengers along with option of an emergency braking system that intervenes to avoid low-speed collisions.
The spacious SEAT Mii should prove to be a very reliable car. It is expected to stand the test of time better than some of its rivals.