posted 4 years ago

New Seat Mii Preview

The new Seat Mii's brother is the Volkswagen Up! and its sister is the Skoda Citigo.

Happy families, anyone? The new Seat Mii's brother is the Volkswagen Up! and its sister is the Skoda Citigo. These pint-sized cars share the same platform but have very different personalities. As such, the Volkswagen is the posh sibling that went to a top-class university then got a swanky job in the city. The Skoda is the unpretentious manual worker that always gets the job done - and the Seat just wants to be carefree and to travel. These family members are, however, more similar than they care to admit. Every version is easy to drive, feels robust, has excellent safety features, and a decent equipment specification.

The new Seat Mii is available in three and five-door guises, with a respectable 251-litre boot. Cargo capacity increases to 951-litres when the rear seats are folded flat. Power comes from the 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, which has outputs of 60 and 75PS. The most economical 'Ecomotive' trim averages 67.2mpg and its emissions are only 97g/ km. Free road tax, then. Oh, and how about this? The Mii is available with the City Safety Assist System. This – at speeds of up to 18mph - warns the driver if he/she fails to react to a slowing or stationary vehicle. If required, the Mii brakes automatically to avoid or reduce the severity of any impact. Amazing! How long before vehicles drive themselves?