The new SEAT Mii electric has scooped the coveted Best Small Electric Car under £25,000 prize at the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards, held in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Priced from £19,300, the Mii electric is one of the most affordable, yet stylish, electric cars on the market, making it ideal for city dwellers and fleet customers.
Richard Harrison, SEAT UK Managing Director, said: “It’s an absolute honour that the Mii electric has won a What Car? award and justifies our product offering: a single, fully-loaded spec with DC charging capabilities. When we launched the Mii electric to the UK public last October (2019) at SEAT’s Westfield White City store, we opened the order books for our first fully-electric vehicle and since then we have seen strong demand as the UK consumer becomes more aware of, and ready to purchase, electric vehicles.”
The SEAT Mii electric is available with one, fully-loaded trim. Standard equipment includes metallic paint, fast-charging (DC at 40kW) capabilities, 16-inch ‘Cosmo’ Grey Matte alloy wheels, heated front and rear windscreens with rain-sensing automatic wipers, Lane Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition, as well as parking sensors.
The Mii electric can go 160 miles (WLTP) on a single charge, be charged 0-80 per cent in under one hour (via DC rapid charger) and accelerate 0-31mph in 3.9 seconds.
The Mii electric combines dynamic urban design, with an advanced powertrain and outstanding levels of connectivity, thanks to the new SEAT CONNECT app, allowing customers to stay in touch with the vehicle: monitor and control the charging process, set departure times and pre-condition the cabin via the electric air conditioning system.
The What Car? Car of the Year judges praised the car’s fun driveability as well as its pure electric range.
What Car? editor, Steve Huntingford, said: “The new SEAT Mii electric meets the priorities of most small electric car buyers. It offers an enjoyable driving experience, decent practicality and a very reasonable range. In fact, in our Real Range tests, it managed 111 miles in between chargers – a lot farther than most commutes, let alone inner-city journeys. It’s surprisingly fun and relaxing to drive around town, too, thanks to light steering, while its ride stays composed at all speeds.”