2020.0.1.0 GB/EN

What Car? Car Of The Year 2020

Mii electric Wins Best Small Electric Car under £25,000

  • SEAT’s first-ever fully-electric car, Mii electric, wins prestigious gong as customer deliveries start
  • Electric range, practicality and driving experience all make the Mii electric one of the most desirable new EVs on the market
  • What Car? award judges name Mii Electric Best Small Electric Car under £25,000

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, with an insurance group rating of 12E and 0 per cent Benefit in Kind rating, making it ideal for city dwellers and fleet customers.

Quotes openwe have seen strong demand as the UK consumer becomes more aware of, and ready to purchase, electric vehicles"

Richard Harrison, SEAT UK Managing Director

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.”

* £19,300 price includes £3,500 Government’s Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG)