SEAT Mii

About SEAT

SEAT is the only company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets cars in Spain. A member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), exporting more than 80% of its vehicles, and is present in over 75 countries. In 2015, SEAT achieved worldwide sales of 400,000 units, the highest figure since 2007.
 

SEAT Group employs more than 14,000 professionals at its three production centres – Barcelona, El Prat de Llobregat and Martorell, where it manufactures the highly successful Ibiza and Leon. Additionally, the company produces the Alhambra in Portugal, the Mii in Slovakia and the Toledo in the Czech Republic. 
 

The multinational has a Technical Centre, which operates as a knowledge hub that brings together 1,000 engineers who are the driving force behind innovation for Spain’s largest industrial investor in R&D. In line with its declared commitment to environmental protection, SEAT undertakes and bases its activity on sustainability, namely the reduction of CO2 emissions and energy efficiency.

SEAT Mii: at a glance

  • Mii brings SEAT back to the city car class
  • Successor to the Arosa, which ceased production in 2004
  • Available with three- or five doors
  • Three-cylinder one-litre petrol engine focuses on low weight, compactness and efficiency
  • Choice of two power outputs: 60 PS and 75 PS
  • Five-speed manual or automatic gearboxes
  • Six trim levels: S, S A/C, SE Technology (from January 2016), FR-Line (from January 2016), Mii by MANGO (from August 2014) and Mii by MANGO limited edition (from January 2016)
  • Low fuel consumption across the range, headed by 68.9 mpg Ecomotive
  • Striking design combines sporty flair with immense practicality, especially given exterior size
  • Standard equipment on all models includes MP3-compatible CD player with AUX-in, twin front speakers, pre-installation for SEAT Portable System Live (satellite navigation/Bluetooth® phone connection and audio streaming/Eco Trainer/trip computer integration and micro SD card slot), driver- and front passenger airbags, combined head-thorax front side airbags, front seatbelt reminders, folding rear bench seat, ISOFIX points with Top Tether in rear seats, height-adjustable steering wheel, speed-sensitive power steering, ESC, body-coloured bumpers, 12v socket in centre console, daytime running lights, tyre pressure monitoring and Hill Hold Control
  • Key options include metallic paint, alcantara upholstery (SE Technology), four exterior packs (White/Black/Velvet and Colour, taking in the wheels and door mirrors), chrome door mirrors, DAB digital radio, panoramic glass sunroof, heated front seats, LED daytime running lights, Safety Assist (uses a laser to scan the road ahead and automatically applies the brakes to avoid a collision between 3-19 mph), SEAT Sound (six speakers/boot-mounted subwoofer/300W amplifier), space-saving spare wheel, Convenience Pack (cruise control, trip computer and rear parking sensors)
  • Chief rivals include Citroën C1, Ford Ka, Fiat Panda, Kia Picanto, Renault Twingo and Toyota Aygo
  • Produced in the Volkswagen Group’s Bratislava production facility, Slovakia, alongside the Volkswagen up! and Skoda Citigo

Overview

Big car feel, small car bills

  • Brand new design crafted for modern city life
  • Exceptional quality throughout
  • Fun to drive yet extremely thrifty

Having achieved company record-breaking sales and market share in 2011, SEAT set itself up for an even better 2012 (which it subsequently achieved) with the introduction of the upbeat Mii city car. The Mii, introduced at the beginning of 2012 and in showrooms from June that year, is packaged perfectly to offer space for four adults and a generous boot (251 litres/951 litres with rear seats down), yet sufficiently small on the outside to fully exploit tight parking spaces and gaps in traffic. 
 

At 3,557 mm in length it is around 50 cm shorter than the compact Ibiza, yet remarkably the Mii’s wheelbase is almost as long: 2,420 mm in the Mii, compared to the Ibiza’s 2,469 mm. With the well-packaged 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engine moved as far forward in the car as possible, the Mii boasts a large and flexible cabin while providing the stability and comfort of a much bigger car. It also has another key attribute for a city car – a compact turning circle of just 9.8 metres.
 

Powering the Mii is the very latest three-cylinder, 999 cc petrol engine, available in two outputs: 60 PS and 75 PS. Built to deliver maximum efficiency, no Mii produces more than 106 g/km of CO2, while the Ecomotive model emits just 95 g/km – putting it into the £0 annual VED bracket. 
 

Despite the focus on compactness and efficiency, the Mii is still a SEAT at heart and is imbued with the sense of fun, sportiness and driving pleasure that are hallmarks of the brand. With a miniscule kerb weight of just 929 kg (including 75 kg allowance for driver and luggage), the chassis dynamics combine security and responsiveness in equal measure.
 

The Mii may be the most inexpensive model in the SEAT range but it does not cut corners on technology. A good example of this is the availability of the SEAT Portable System Live. A compact, removable and lightweight all-in-one infotainment unit, it’s cutting-edge, user friendly and good value. And despite being portable, it’s still perfectly integrated into the dashboard design of the car – no more loose wires or irritating suction cup rings on the windscreen.
 

The unit combines satellite navigation, Bluetooth® phone connectivity, an on-board computer and audio playback via an SD card, and all controlled using a five-inch touchscreen. Online updates and downloadable apps increase its functionality still further, and it integrates with the car radio seamlessly.   
 

Meanwhile, Safety Assist is an equally affordable option and provides an extra level of reassurance at urban speeds by applying the brakes automatically in the event of a potential frontal collision (3-19 mph).

Small in size, not in strength

Space efficiency does not come at the expense of occupant protection, and the Mii follows the same high safety standards applied to the whole SEAT range. The body shell is made up of a variety of steels: hot-formed, high strength, very high strength and ultra-high strength at crucial points throughout the shell, to maximise crash performance while minimising weight.
 

A high level of torsional rigidity (19,800 Nm/degree) is a fundamental aspect of delivering not only impressive body shell strength but also optimal suspension performance to the benefit of ride and handling, as well as overall refinement.

A lightweight footprint

It’s well known that reducing weight is a sure-fire way of improving both the performance and efficiency of a car, and the low mass body shell of the Mii helps make the car extremely efficient. In addition to this, its lightweight transmission, exhaust system and running gear, all housed in a very weight-efficient chassis, help reduce overall mass, substantially reducing fuel costs. Even the fuel tank, with a capacity ten litres less than the Ibiza, helps to reduce overall vehicle mass.

Compared with the Arosa, the Mii has improved its ‘lightweight ratio’ – a function of vehicle weight and overall strength – by 34%.

Safety first

A longstanding commitment to the highest safety standards has delivered a remarkable five-star Euro NCAP overall rating for the Mii, helped by the fitment of an anti-lock braking system (ABS) and four airbags across all models; the Mii really is in the big car leagues when it comes to safety.
 

ESC is standard on every trim level, while the innovative Safety Assist is a giant leap forward for city car safety, recognising one of the key risk factors in urban driving and providing a pragmatic solution at minimal cost. The system applies the brakes automatically when it detects an imminent collision with an object ahead – a rogue shopping trolley to give just one example. It works at speeds below 19 mph.
 

Every Mii comes with four airbags as standard: front driver and passenger, and two head-thorax. Front passenger airbag de-activation is standard, for fitment of rear-facing child seats, and there are two rear Isofix mounts, including Top Tether anchorage points. Front and rear ‘fasten seatbelt’ warnings are standard, too.

Small car, big car kit

With the S model so generously equipped, cars further up the model walk have standard equipment lists that read like those of much bigger, more expensive cars. Cars of S A/C specification include air conditioning, as the name suggests, while a walk up to SE Technology gives a substantial amount of kit including 14-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, body coloured door handles and mirrors (electrically adjustable and heated), SEAT Portable System Live, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, leather steering wheel and gearknob, height-adjustable driver’s seat, front electric windows, remote central locking with deadlocks, four extra speakers for the stereo and lastly, a gloss white dash panel. It also endows the car with Start/Stop engine shut-off and Energy Recovery, both of which contribute to its range-leading fuel economy.
 

New for 2016 is the arrival of a strikingly sport-oriented FR Line. It comes with sizeable 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, dark tinted rear windows and a black dash panel, while sports suspension – dropped by 15 mm from standard – gives a more dynamic feel behind the wheel. Distinguishing it from other Miis on the outside, are two unique items, Atom Grey door mirrors and tasteful black exterior door graphics.
 

The Mii by MANGO versions are the flagships of SEAT’s peppy city car range. Designed in conjunction with Spanish fashion house MANGO, they each feature a host of design and equipment flourishes to mark them out as range-topping. The first to launch was the standard Mii by MANGO, followed in late 2015 by an even more bespoke limited edition.
 

Mii by MANGO comes in two exclusive colours (Nude and Deep Black), with 15-inch grey or silver alloy wheels, contrasting mirror caps, chrome detailing and Mii by MANGO badging. On the inside, the car gets black simil leather and Alcantara upholstery with Nude contrast, leather covering for the steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake, again with contrasting stitching, centre console and air vent surrounds with Nude edging, and unique floor mats and keycover. 
 

The first 100 UK customers received £500 in MANGO vouchers, plus a Mii by MANGO Accessory Pack which included a unique suede handbag, umbrella and two fashion pouches. Plus, an annual subscription to InStyle, Look or Marie Claire.
 

The Mii by MANGO limited edition adds even more style and exclusivity, with velvet touches to the inside and outside. Immediately recognisable from lesser Miis externally it comes with 15-inch machined alloy wheels with Velvet finish, plus co-ordinated door mirrors, both set against Oryx White Pearl paint. In the cabin, the top-of-the-range version comes with a Velvet dashboard panel and matching cloth upholstery. As an added bonus, customers for SEAT’s latest limited edition also take home an exclusive MANGO accessories pack: 100% extra fine wool scarf, clutch bag, Mii by MANGO key chain and, naturally, for the busy girl about town, a wireless phone charger with 12V USB connection.
 

Further options include the Convenience Pack, which adds cruise control, front fog lamps (standard on Mii Sport) a trip computer and rear parking sensors. A panoramic glass sunroof and heated front seats further prove that a small urban car need not be sparsely equipped. 
 

Power: strong yet cost-effective 

The Mii is available with a choice of two 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol units, in 60 PS and 75 PS outputs. Although sharing a configuration with existing SEAT engines, these are in fact brand new units, with an aluminium design and a three-cylinder layout for minimal friction and subsequent high efficiency. 
 

The standard transmission is a lightweight five-speed manual with optimised ratios specifically for the Mii, while the option of a five-speed automatic gives buyers added choice – with the bonus of better economy and emissions than the five-speed 75 PS model.

Design

Attractive design through pure function

  • Crisp lines follow latest SEAT ‘arrow head’ design theme
  • Space efficiency a core value
  • Five-door version adds versatility without losing any of the three-door’s style
  • Quality far beyond expectations in the segment
  • Technologically advanced, with a clear and functional interior

With compact overall dimensions an essential part of the Mii’s make-up, squeezing in the SEAT brand values – dynamic, design-driven and young-spirited – was a challenge for Head of Design Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos. Yet at first glance, it’s easy to see that he and his team in Martorell have succeeded.
 

It’s no secret that the Mii was developed alongside its sister cars, the Skoda Citigo and Volkswagen up!, and that the three share the majority of their exterior and interior parts – and that’s why SEAT’s design team has worked hard to give the car a unique look and feel, both inside and out.

Exterior

Starting at the front, SEAT’s ‘arrow head’ signature design theme gives the Mii its distinctive face. The outside edges of the bonnet lead into the large and characterful headlights, themselves blending sophisticated design elements yet remaining aesthetically clean. 
 

The flow of the arrow head design continues through to the trapezoidal grille, finished in black honeycomb and with a bold SEAT logo. Beneath this, the sharply defined bumper wraps around from beneath the headlights, sitting above twin lower grilles – both of which are thinner but also trapezoidal in shape.
 

This combination of elements at the front gives the Mii instant personality, a strong visual link with the rest of the SEAT range and an air of sophistication; the Mii is inexpensive, but not cheap.
 

The side profile encapsulates what the Mii is all about: minimal overhangs, maximum cabin space yet with strength and solidity throughout. This is particularly evident in the character line that runs along the length of the body, giving the car significant depth and alluding to its physical strength.
 

The trapezoidal theme appears again in the rear bumper, which mirrors the design of the front bumper, with crisp lines that mate neatly with the C-pillar. The tail lights feature a triangular design, giving the Mii a unique rear signature, particularly at night.
 

Interior

Making full use of available space is of paramount importance in a city car, and the Mii delivers this wholesale to create a car that is small only on the outside – the Dr. Who police box cliché really does apply here. Though not literally, obviously. Allied to this is SEAT’s commitment to quality, which equates to a cabin finished to a standard way above the norm in the city car segment.
 

Within a moment of sitting in the driver’s seat it is possible to understand the layout of the Mii; the bold and attractive instruments are crystal clear, with a large central speedometer also housing the trip computer (with Convenience Pack). The sporty, height-adjustable three-spoke steering wheel has carefully sculpted grips for comfort and control, while the most often-used major controls are all housed in the same unit to the immediate left of the wheel on the dashboard, within very easy reach.
 

The heating and ventilation dials, switchable Start/Stop system, hazard warning light switch, heated rear window switch and passenger airbag activation warning are all clearly housed in the single unit, with the audio system neatly integrated below.
 

Close attention to mechanical downsizing and careful packaging gives the Mii its remarkable interior space, comfortably accommodating four adults without compromising on luggage capacity. The rear bench is positioned 72 mm higher than the front seats to provide more light and a clearer view for those in the back, particularly children. The front seats are of a brand new design that not only combine comfort and support, but are also lightweight and have integrated head restraints to ensure they suit all statures.
 

For three-door cars, the Easy Entry system is available, sliding and tilting the front seats for the simplest ingress possible. There is ample storage for oddments: the door panels can hold one-litre bottles, there are two cup holders in the front and two in the rear, a coat hook on the B-pillar, and the glove box has specific recesses for items such as coins, notepads and pens.
 

Even with four passengers on board, there is an ample 251 litres of boot space – more than some hatchbacks from the segment above – and quickly flipping the rear seats forward opens up an impressive 951 litres, easily accessible through the wide-opening hatch and low loading lip. In mid-2013, SEAT introduced a split-level floor system for the boot, allowing for a loading area that sits flush with the boot, which makes loading and unloading smaller items that little bit easier.
 

Engines

Engineered and optimised for lightweight efficiency

  • Brand new engine for Mii, available in two power outputs
  • Strict design approach for compact dimensions and very low weight
  • Mii Ecomotive emits just 95 g/km; no Mii emits more than 106 g/km

SEAT’s goal for the Mii – to make it the perfect city car – demanded a compromise-free powertrain, so to that end SEAT’s engineers in Martorell assisted the Volkswagen Group in developing an entirely new engine for the car.
 

The result is a 999 cc, three-cylinder petrol unit of all-aluminium construction with 60 PS and 75 PS outputs. The three-cylinder configuration is an intelligent solution to the efficiency problem, reducing overall friction dramatically compared with an equivalent four-cylinder unit, and with a greater degree of mechanical sophistication for better performance.
 

Despite its size, the 1.0-litre unit contains a plethora of intelligent engineering features: variable valve timing on the intake side benefits performance, emissions and low-down torque; optimisation of the connecting rods and pistons has removed the need for weighty balancer shafts without any compromise in terms of smoothness; the exhaust manifold is integrated with the cylinder head to achieve very fast warm up from cold, but also more efficient exhaust gas cooling at normal operating temperatures for the lowest possible emissions.
 

Extra attention has been given to critical components. For example, most of the ancillary components are bolted directly to the crankcase, forgoing the need for an ancillary drive bracket, thus reducing weight and complexity. Particular attention was also paid to the crankshaft, which features six counterweights rather than the usual four. Not only does that ensure extra longevity for the engine, it also achieves such refinement that there is no need for noise insulation on the underside of the bonnet.

1.0 12V 60 PS

The entry level Mii engine offers a healthy 60 PS at 5,500rpm, with a peak torque of 95 Nm from just 3,000 rpm. Ninety per cent of peak torque is available from only 2,000 rpm, giving the Mii the required urge to stay with the flow of brisk urban traffic. The benchmark 0-62 mph dash is done in 14.4 seconds, while a top speed of 99 mph is more than sufficient for the motorway. A combined fuel consumption of figure of 62.8 mpg equates to a highly impressive 105 g/km CO2 rating.

 

1.0 12V 60 PS Ecomotive

The Ecomotive version of the Mii has the same 60 PS power output as the S model, but even more efficiency eked from the engine via the magic of SEAT’s Ecomotive Technology. And by ‘magic', we mean very clever engineering. A Start/Stop System is fitted, which works when the car is at a standstill and placed into neutral, cutting the engine and thus using no fuel. As soon as the clutch is depressed, the car starts up again. The engine features ultra-low friction ancillary components to further improve efficiency.
 

The Ecomotive rides on suspension lowered by 15 mm from standard to reduce the car’s overall height, which makes it cut through the air that little bit more easily – and reduced drag means lower fuel use. Drag is even further lowered with the fitment of low rolling resistance tyres on the Ecomotive model. And finally, an Energy Recovery system uses an alternator to capture brake energy usually lost as heat. This is then fed back into the car’s electrical systems, which means they consume less fuel.  
 

With all this in place, fuel consumption is improved to 68.9 mpg combined, and emissions to just 95 g/km. With a 35-litre fuel tank, the Mii Ecomotive therefore has a theoretical range of 530 miles.
 

The Ecomotive engine’s torque is slightly lower than that of the standard 60 PS unit, at 92 Nm from 3,000 rpm.

1.0 12V 75 PS

The more powerful Mii engine delivers its 75 PS maximum output at 6,200 rpm, with peak torque of 95 Nm developed between 3,000 rpm and 4,300 rpm. The extra power is sufficient to shave 1.2 seconds from the 0-62 mph time, down to 13.2 seconds, while top speed is increased to 106 mph. Despite the increased performance, fuel consumption is still a highly impressive 60.1 mpg combined with CO2 emissions of 106 g/km.
 

Additionally, the 75 PS version is available with a five-speed automatic transmission. In this guise it achieves the same top speed of 106 mph, with a 0-62 mph time of 14 seconds. Thanks to the excellent efficiency of the modern automatic transmission, fuel consumption is just 62.8 mpg with emissions of 105 g/km.

Transmissions

Lightweight and as compact as possible

  • Two transmissions available
  • New five-speed manual designed specifically for three-cylinder engine  
  • Smooth automatic is perfect for stop-start city traffic

With significant commitment to lightweight design and compact packaging, it was essential that the Mii had new transmissions to partner its new engine designs. These new designs meant that more weight could be saved in a crucial area and also allowed the whole drivetrain to be moved further forward, increasing the amount of cabin space available.

Five-speed manual

Designed specifically for the three-cylinder engine of the Mii, the five-speed manual transmission has an aluminium casing weighing just 3 kg, while measures such as calculated wall thickness and strength ribbing save another 400 g, and a hollow driveshaft also shaves precious grams. The result is an overall weight of just 25 kg, and with the clutch included it measures only 340 mm in length and 460 mm wide. Truly compact.
 

Fifth gear is carefully optimised to give comfortable cruising at higher speeds and maximise economy, and the standard gearshift advisor, displayed on the instrument panel, encourages the driver to shift at the right moment for best efficiency.

Five-speed automatic (1.0 12V 75 PS only)

Unusually for this segment there is the option of a five-speed automatic gearbox, which is based on the manual gearbox to achieve similar compactness and a weight increase of less than 5 kg. Twin electric motors are responsible for shifting gears while a third actuates the clutch. In D mode, shift points are made for maximum fuel efficiency, while the driver has the option of shifting manually using the gear lever. With no P position to lock the transmission, the Mii is started and stopped with the lever in neutral.
 

Running gear

Engineered for maximum comfort and efficiency in every area

  • Suspension perfectly balances comfort and dynamic feel
  • Brakes are light yet powerful
  • Electro-hydraulic steering system makes tight turns a doddle

With all the work that went into developing an ultra-light and compact engine for the Mii, the running gear needed to be developed with the same goals and attention to detail. Every element of the SEAT’s city car’s drivetrain has been refined and optimised for the perfect balance between comfort and engaging dynamics, as well as durability.
 

Suspension

For high levels of control and compactness the Mii features MacPherson struts with wishbones at the front, and it’s fixed using a new sub-frame design, for maximum refinement. Manufactured from high strength steel just 1.8 mm thick, the sub-frame ties together the steering rack and stabiliser bar, bringing rigidity, control and improved suspension performance, especially in the area of noise transfer.
 

At the rear an optimised torsion beam layout was chosen, giving accurate and reliable control with minimal space intrusion and mass. The optional sports suspension brings stiffer spring and damper tuning whilst also lowering the car by 15 mm all round for reduced roll and a lower centre of gravity. (The suspension of the Ecomotive version is also lowered by 15 mm for fuel-efficiency purposes)
 

Brakes

Taking care of stopping the Mii is a new 14-inch ventilated disc set-up at the front, not only delivering the required braking performance but also offering a weight saving of 1.5 kg over previous systems of the same diameter. As well as reducing the overall weight of the vehicle, the new lightweight system reduces unsprung mass for better dynamic performance.
 

At the rear, there is a simple lightweight drum brake set-up, while the servo assistance has a two-stage operation to cater for normal driving and emergency situations; the latter stage reduces the amount of pedal effort required to call upon maximum braking force.
 

All Mii models are equipped with ABS and Hill Hold Control as standard, together with electronic stability control (ESC), a proven life-saving technology.

Steering

For the most desirable balance between driver feel and low consumption, the Mii has an electro-hydraulic power steering system. This automatically reduces the amount of assistance at higher speeds to give greater firmness and control, while at low speeds maximum assistance is applied, demanding minimum effort from the driver. A carefully mapped self-centring action is incorporated into the system for added driver confidence, and the high ratio steering rack only requires 2.9 turns from lock to lock.

Safety and security

The peace of mind of a five-star safety rating, despite its size

  • Awarded five stars by Euro NCAP
  • Safety Assist brings a revolution in urban safety
  • Four airbags; ABS and ESC standard across the range

     

All SEATs have safety as a core design principle, with the ultimate goal to offer maximum possible protection for occupants and pedestrians, regardless of the dimensions of the car.

Euro NCAP: a five-star car

This dedication to safety resulted in a maximum five-star result in the exacting Euro NCAP crash tests for the Mii (3 door tested in 2011), making it one of the very safest cars in the class. The rating includes an 89% score for adult occupant protection, 80% for child occupant protection, and 86% for its safety assistance features.
 

Key safety features include the standard fitment of side head-thorax and front airbags for both driver and passenger. An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is standard across the range, as are front seatbelt pre-tensioners, seatbelt reminders for front and rear, and ISOFIX child seat anchorage points in the rear with three-point belts on all seats. A Top Tether system is also fitted, giving a third anchorage point for child seats and increased security.
 

The Mii’s lightweight philosophy contributes to its manoeuvrability which is a fundamental principle of active safety, but further reassurance is provided by electronic stability control (ESC), fitted as standard on every trim level.
 

Safety Assist

A major innovation for the A-segment and a huge step forward for urban safety is SEAT Safety Assist, available on every Mii. On cars equipped with Safety Assist, the road ahead (up to a distance of ten metres) is automatically monitored when travelling at 19 mph or below by a laser mounted behind the rear view mirror.
 

If an imminent collision is detected, Safety Assist will prime the braking system for maximum retardation. In the event that the driver continues to make no effort to slow the car – a common occurrence at low speeds where inattention is a key factor – the brakes will be applied. At the very least this will reduce the severity of any impact, but Safety Assist is also capable of preventing an accident altogether and bringing the car to a halt before impact, depending on the conditions.
 

When the system is in full activation the driver has the option to override its operation instantaneously by steering, pressing the clutch or accelerator pedal, and a button on the centre console can disable it entirely when required.

Security features

Every Mii is equipped with a rolling code immobiliser, with remote central locking fitted on SE Technology models and above. The VIN is visible through the windscreen and an anti-theft antenna and locking fuel cap are standard. Locking wheel bolts are fitted where alloy wheels are standard equipment.

Electronics

Packed with cutting-edge technology

  • SEAT Portable System Live offers next-generation functionality
  • Integrates voice control and Bluetooth® phone connectivity
  • Optional DAB digital radio gives crystal clear sound

 

The trend towards downsizing means drivers are expecting more from small cars, not only in terms of space and refinement – qualities the Mii has in spades – but technology too. The Mii offers the technology demanded by an increasingly discerning public.
 

SEAT Portable System Live

The Mii was the first SEAT to be offered with the SEAT Portable System, which was updated a couple of years ago and is now officially called SEAT Portable System Live to reflect significant updates. For example, the system can give live weather and traffic information using mobile phone data, can collect local speed camera information, and can use Google data to give information on local points of interest. None of these functions were available on the first versions of the Portable System, but go to show how versatile the unit is.
 

All information is displayed and controlled via a high resolution five-inch colour touchscreen, which docks quickly and easily with the Mii via a dedicated mount fitted to all models – but which is covered neatly when the system isn’t in place. The unit’s slim design belies the amount of technology it packs in: satellite navigation, Bluetooth® phone operation, a vehicle information computer, and audio playback. All the major systems can also be activated via voice control.
 

A micro-SD card slot (up to 32 GB) allows audio file playback as well as the option to display photos.

DAB digital radio

Thanks to the availability of DAB, the superb aural clarity of digital radio is possible with every Mii, with a system what is integrated seamlessly into the radio unit.
 

Rear parking assistance

Parking assistance is available thanks to the option of rear parking sensors (SE Technology and above – in Convenience Pack), which generate a beep to warn of obstacles at the back, a boon especially in tight urban spaces. The system uses three ultrasound devices located on the rear bumper.
 

The driver hears an intermittent beep when the car is put in reverse, and the sensors begin measuring from 0.6 metres at the side and 1.6 metres at the rear of the car. When the distance shortens to about 30 cm, the beeping is continuous. The system also automatically quietens the radio/CD/MP3 output to allow the beeps to be heard more easily.

Ownership

Amazingly cost-effective, yet packed with standard equipment

  • Standard equipment generous, with true ‘big car’ kit list further up the range
  • Extremely attractive insurance costs and fixed price servicing 
  • Comprehensive warranty cover

 

Low-impact motoring is arguably more important in the city car sector than in any other, as buyers seek the most cost-efficient car ownership experience possible, in all areas. The Mii demonstrates SEAT’s relentless commitment to all aspects of efficiency: keen purchase price, low fuel costs, attractive insurance premiums, and high resale value.   
 

Insurance groups/BIK and VED bandings

As well as being priced so as to make it one of the best value city cars on the market, the Mii continues to be a joy on the financial front throughout ownership, thanks to low repair costs, innovative safety features and robust security. The majority of the Mii range falls into the lowest possible insurance grouping – a hugely significant factor for younger drivers.

 

Model

Group rating (1-50)

BIK %

VED

3 door

 

 

 

S 1.0 12V 60

1E

16

B

S a/c 1.0 12V 60

1E

16

B

SE Technology 1.0 12V 60

2E

16

B

SE Technology 1.0 12V 60 Ecomotive

2E

16

A

SE Technology 1.0 12V Auto

3E

16

B

FR Line 1.0 12V 60

2E

16

B

FR Line 1.0 12V 75

4E

16

B

Mii by MANGO 1.0 12V 60

2E

16

B

Mii by MANGO 1.0 12V 75

4E

16

B

5 door

 

 

 

S 1.0 12V 60

1E

16

B

S a/c 1.0 12V 60

1E

16

B

SE Technology 1.0 12V 60

2E

16

B

SE Technology 1.0 12V 60 Ecomotive

2E

16

A

SE Technology 1.0 12V Auto

3E

16

B

FR Line 1.0 12V 60

2E

16

B

FR Line 1.0 12V 75

4E

16

B

Mii by MANGO 1.0 12V 60

2E

16

B

Mii by MANGO 1.0 12V 75

4E

16

B

Mii by MANGO limited edition 1.0 12V 75

4E

16

B

 

Servicing: It’s Fixed!

Every Mii has the same servicing requirements. A major service is required only at 20,000-mile intervals with an oil change every 10,000 miles. Cars that travel less than 10,000 miles per year require an inspection service, which includes oil change, every 12 months.
 

In 2012, SEAT introduced its It’s Fixed! servicing scheme, which provides a transparent, easy-to-book and, most importantly, cost-effective way for all SEAT drivers to have their cars serviced – and by fully trained SEAT technicians using only genuine SEAT parts.
 

Thanks to It’s Fixed!, a minor service (every 10,000 miles/one year) is just £149, a first-year service £179, a second-year service £229, and a major service (20,000 miles/two years) £259, including VAT and labour. An online booking facility makes it incredibly convenient, and it’s open to all SEAT cars from one- to fifteen years old.

Warranty

The warranty package offered with Mii includes:

  • Three-year/60,000 mile warranty (comprises two-year manufacturer’s warranty with unlimited mileage plus a further one-year Dealer Warranty limited to 60,000 miles)
  • 12-year anti-perforation warranty – the Mii has a fully-galvanised steel body
  • Three-year paintwork warranty against manufacturing defects
  • Two-year SEAT Assistance roadside assistance package valid in 33 countries throughout Europe and bordering countries

Technology to enjoy

When you get behind the wheel of a SEAT car, you don’t just go for a drive, you go for an experience. One that will capture your imagination and touch your emotions. Covering five key elements, design, efficiency, innovation, performance and technology.

That’s the essence of TECHNOLOGY TO ENJOY. You’ll find it in every new car model that wears the SEAT badge, including our ever-growing and highly-efficient Ecomotive car range. It’s the philosophy that lies behind everything we do as a company. And it will be driving us to develop new and innovative concepts well into the future.


TECHNOLOGY TO ENJOY isn’t just about engineering quality cars today. It’s about bringing more enjoyment to the roads of tomorrow.

 

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