SEAT Mii (2012–2019)

Model History

October 2011

SEAT unveils the Mii

At a length of 3.55 metres, the Mii is the perfect size for modern-day urban use. The Mii comes to market at the end of 2011 as a three-door; the five-door version follows in 2012.

The new SEAT will be offered with all-new 1.0-litre belt cam petrol engines of 60PS and 75PS outputs. Combined with the vehicle’s low weight of 854 kg these guarantee nimble agility and exemplary efficiency. The Mii Ecomotive has a CO2 figure of just 97 g/km.

The Mii is also a leader when it comes to innovative technology. The City Safety Assist for instance, adds an extra dimension of safety in the city, while the SEAT Portable System brings together entertainment, navigation, phone and vehicle functions in an entirely new way.

Even though the Mii fits neatly into almost every parking space, its optimum use of space means it still offers plenty of space for four people. With a volume of 251 litres, the Mii offers the largest luggage compartment in its class. With the rear seat back folded, this increases to as much as 951 litres.

A unique innovation in this class of vehicle is the SEAT Mii’s City Safety Assist In the event of danger the Mii warns its driver, or even brakes automatically. A laser sensor recognises other vehicles in front, whether they are driving or stationary. The system warns the driver when there is the imminent threat of an accident at speeds of less than 18 mph (30 km/h). If he does not react, the Mii brakes automatically. In many situations this is sufficient to avoid an accident altogether but will, at the very least, mitigate its consequences. ESP is also available, and is always combined with City Safety Assist when specified.

Systematic lightweight design means that the base weight of the Mii is only 854 kg. Its bodyshell is a piece of high technology formed largely from high-strength and, in places, form-hardened steels. Thanks to exceptional stiffness, it delivers a high-quality feel and excellent passive safety. The side airbags are standard equipment and are particularly large for optimum protection of head and upper body.

Beneath the short bonnet of the Mii is a completely new generation of engines. The three-cylinder petrol powerplant with a one-litre displacement is very light, compact and smooth-running. With two outputs of 60 PS or 75 PS, it ensures agility and compelling dynamics both in the city and on the open road.

Top speeds stand at 99 mph (160 km/h) and 106 mph (171 km/h) respectively, while fuel consumption on the combined cycle is measured at 4.5* and 4.7* litres per 100 kilometres. With a generous 35-litre tank volume, it offers considerable range between fill-ups and long-lasting driving fun.

There are two Ecomotive versions of the Mii. Thanks to a start/stop system, brake energy recuperation and further consumption-lowering initiatives, they make do with just 4.2* litres of fuel per 100 km, which equates to a CO2 figure of just 97 g/km. Furthermore, as an alternative to a manual transmission, the Mii is also available with an automated manual box that boasts two electric motors to help manage the smooth gear change.

February 2012

Five-door Mii launched

SEAT is revealing an expansion to the Mii city car line-up with the first glimpse of an even more versatile five-door version. The car’s compact format – it is just 3.56 metres long – makes the Mii the perfect companion for today’s urban environment. Yet, thanks to its optimum use of space, it offers plenty of room for four adults. With a volume of 251 litres the Mii also boasts one of the largest luggage compartments in its class, expanding to an impressive 951 litres with the rear seat back folded.

The new five-door, of course, offers even greater functionality within an unchanged footprint. The rear doors boast a wide opening angle and thus make for straightforward access to the rear bench. Small children can be fastened into their child seats with ease, shopping bags can be simply stowed behind the front seats and, with their compact dimensions, the rear doors also enable easy entry and exit even in tight parking spaces.

The especially large area of the rear side windows ensures great all-round visibility, while the pop-out function delivers ventilation combined with a high degree of safety for children travelling in the rear.

The feeling of spaciousness that is inherent in the SEAT Mii is reinforced by the addition of an optional panoramic sunroof. The large glass roof extends back most of the length of the Mii’s roof to deliver a panoramic view for all four occupants. Naturally, to prevent interior temperatures from becoming uncomfortably warm on sunny days, there is a sliding roof blind.

As well as providing more light in the cabin, the roof can be opened via a slide and tilt function. So, Mii occupants can choose to open the roof by tilting it upwards for a little ventilation or open it more fully by sliding it back over the roof of the car. In terms of on-board occupant safety, head restraints for the rear seat passengers and child locks on the rear doors are, of course, standard equipment.

As a five-door, the Mii retains the strong character of its distinctive design. Perfectly proportioned, the new SEAT measures 1.64 metres wide with a long wheelbase of 2.42 metres and exceptionally short overhangs front and rear. The steeply angled rear end facilitates the Mii’s generous interior space – optimum functionality is particularly important in the sub-compact segment.

The additional rear doors fit discreetly into the clearly defined side view. The roof contour remains unchanged while the rear roof pillar retains its broad, powerful form. The window line runs a little lower than on the three-door and is emphasised in the side aspect by the clear shadow line. The sturdy door handles indicate the Mii’s high level of quality and solidity.

In its five-door format, too, the Mii is immediately recognisable as a member of the SEAT family, while its new headlamp form marks a development in the SEAT design language. Its side view is characterised by distinctive wheel arches and clean surfaces, and the rear end also displays a new light design featuring triangular light elements.

April 2012

UK prices announced with deliveries from May 2012

Model

CO 2 (g/km)

VED
Band

Insurance
Group
(1-50)

BIK %
2012-13

Retail Price (P11d)

RRP
OTR

S 1.0 12V 60PS

105

B

1E

12%

£7,790

£7,845

S A/C 1.0 12V 60PS

105

B

1E

12%

£8,290

£8,345

Ecomotive 1.0 12V 60PS

96

A

1E

10%

£9,125

£9,180

SE 1.0 12V 60PS

105

B

1E

12%

£9,220

£9,275

SE 1.0 12V 75PS auto

105

B

2E

12%

£10,335

£10,390

Sport 1.0 12V 75PS

108

B

2E

12%

£9,925

£9,980

July 2012

Within just one month of putting the Mii city car on sale in the UK, SEAT introduces the sensational Vibora Negra edition. Available now, the Vibora Negra – which means black viper in Spanish – is the ultimate iteration of Mii. It showcases a complete range of personalisation accessories available for the car, and marks the beginning of a host of planned customisation packs.

The Mii packs plenty of visual punch as it is, but this new range of visual accessories takes it to a new level; the Vibora Negra pack transforms the Mii into one of the most striking, visually aggressive and sportiest city cars currently on sale, endowing it with the spirit of SEAT’s most powerful FR and Cupra models.

The complete Vibora Negra pack is compatible with any Mii, from entry level S to range-topping Sport, and comprises:

  • Black Vibora Negra twin stripes (bonnet, roof and tailgate)
  • Black Vibora Negra side stripes
  • Black 14- or 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Black tailgate spoiler
  • Black side skirts
  • Black mirror caps
  • Black gloss gear knob
  • Black chequered dashboard decal

Each of the above items can be ordered individually*, although a 10% discount applies when the pack is ordered complete, saving around £160. The total cost of the Vibora Negra pack, including VAT and fitting, is £1,628 with 14-inch wheels equipped, or £1,740 with 15-inch wheels. It can only be bought from franchised SEAT dealerships.

The Vibora Negra pack, which is only available to UK buyers, comes hot on the heels of the dramatic Mii FR concept, shown at the 2012 Worthersee festival in Austria; the upgrades give buyers the tantalising opportunity to own a car with a marked visual similarity to that concept. The SEAT Mii range begins at £7,845 RRP OTR for an entry-level S model, meaning a Vibora Negra can be bought for under £9,500.

August 2012

SEAT Mii now available with automatic gearbox

The sequential transmission is extremely economical – so much so, in fact, that the Mii Auto is 2.7mpg more fuel efficient on average than the Mii Sport, which has the same 1.0-litre 75PS engine with a manual gearbox. CO2 emissions are slightly lower too.

All versions of the Mii offer startling efficiency, but the Mii Auto proves that the additional comfort of an automatic gearshift needn’t come at the expense of fuel economy. The Mii Auto boasts average fuel consumption of 62.8mpg and a 105g/km CO2 rating, compared to the manual equivalent’s 60.1mpg and 108g/km.

Based on the manual five speed gearbox, the automated version does away with a manually operated clutch, instead utilising an electric motor linked to a pair of electromechanical actuators to handle gear changes.

The result is a gearbox with the operation of a traditional automatic transmission, but with light weight and compactness more akin to a manual unit; at around 30kg, the entire gearbox weighs only three kilograms more than the Mii’s five-speed manual. The gearbox is only available with the 75PS engine and in SE trim, making Mii Auto a standalone model. There are currently no plans to offer it with the lower powered 60PS engine (with which it shares identical average economy and CO2 figures).

Performance is only marginally affected by the loss of a manually operated clutch, with the Mii Sport’s 13.2 second 0-62mph benchmark increased slightly to 13.9 seconds in the Mii Auto. Top speed remains at 106mph.

There are only three gearbox settings for drivers to choose from: neutral (N), drive (D) and reverse (R). Unlike most automatic gearboxes, it has no ‘park’ setting, and there is no ‘crawl’ function when the brake is released; if the car is switched off while in drive mode, first gear is automatically engaged. The driver has the option to manually select gears using the lever.

The Mii Auto comes in both three- and five-door body styles and is available to order now, priced at £10,390 and £10,740 RRP OTR respectively. The first cars will hit the road in early November.

SE specification endows the stunning city car with 14-inch ‘Silva’ alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel and gear knob, a gloss white dashboard panel, chrome dial and switch surrounds, and heated electric door mirrors – in addition to the air conditioning, electric front windows, electronic stability control, remote central locking and six-speaker stereo that come as standard on Ecomotive trim.

January 2013

Mii Toca editions announced with SEAT Portable touch screen System

Toca is the Spanish word for ‘touch'. Toca models come with the very useful SEAT Portable System, first introduced to the SEAT range with the Mii city car. The Mii Toca is based on the 1.0 60 PS SE version, and adds the SEAT Portable System and rear parking sensors - both especially useful in the car's natural environment, the busy city streets.

The SEAT Portable System packs a deluge of digital driver aids into a lightweight package not much bigger than a cassette box. It includes satellite navigation, Bluetooth phone connectivity with audio streaming, a MicroSD card slot for music storage, and trip computer functions, all controlled via a fool-proof interface on a five-inch touchscreen.

Doors

Model

Engine

PS

CO2
g/km

VED
Band

Insurance
Group

BIK
2012/13

Basic Price

Retail
Price
(P11D)

On The
Road
Price

3dr

SE

1.0 12V

60

105

B

1E

12%

£7,762.50

£9,315

£9,370

3dr

Toca

1.0 12V

60

105

B

1E TBC

12%

£8,158.33

£9,790

£9,845

5dr

SE

1.0 12V

60

105

B

1E

12%

£8,054.17

£9,665

£9,720

5dr

Toca

1.0 12V

60

105

B

1E TBC

12%

£8,450.00

£10,140

£10,195

January 2014

Mii by Mango launched

The Mii by Mango is a special edition of SEAT’s small car designed to stand out thanks to its attractive interior and exterior design. It features two exterior paint options: Nude, which is unique to the Mii by Mango and Deep Black. There are also bespoke exterior side mouldings, dark grey 15-inch alloy wheels and heated electric door mirrors.

The front and rear seats feature exclusive Alcantara upholstery with Nude trim and the lettering “Mii by Mango” stitched onto the headrests. There is also a practical hook to hang a handbag safely, and a mirror on the driver sun visor, as well as specifically designed floor mats, door sills and key fob. The Mii by Mango will be available before the summer in three and five-door body styles, in the UK becoming the flagship model for the range. Priced from £10,995.

August 2014

SEAT Mii I-TECH replaces Toca, with a spec between SE and Sport, priced £9,995 for the 3-door and £10,345 for the 5-door. Standard 1.0-litre 60 PS engine, offering 62.8mpg. I-TECH spec includes 14-inch 'Spirited' alloy wheels with titanium finish, a smart I-TECH key cover and black upholstery with gloss grey dashboard panel. SEAT Portable System Live is also part of the package, offering sat nav, Bluetooth phone connection with audio streaming, micro SD card slot and integrated trip computer functions.

October 2018

SEAT Mii models are no longer supplied with automated manual transmissions.

What does a SEAT Mii (2012 – 2019) cost?

Contract hire from £134.04 per month