Like its two siblings from Volkswagen and Skoda, the Up! and Citigo, respectively, the Seat Mii has been around for quite a few years now. During this time, it was constantly updated, with the most significant makeover being launched earlier this year.
It doesn’t look that different compared to the previous iteration, but it’s not meant to anyway, as what the Spanish automaker did was turn it into an electric car. Replacing the traditional ICE-powered variants, the Seat Mii Electric, which is its official name, joins the VW e-Up! and Skoda Citigoᵉ iV, slotting right in the middle in terms of pricing.
Available from £19,300 ($24,952/€22,635) in the UK, including the PiCG, it’s powered by an 83 PS (82 hp / 61 kW) and 212 Nm (156 lb-ft) of torque electric motor fed by a 36.8 kWh lithium-ion battery. It has a range of 259 km (161 miles) in the WLTP test cycle and needs less than an hour to be charged from 0 to 80 percent via a DC fast charger, or 16 hours when using a 3-pin plug.
Should you not see the ‘Mii Electric’ badges on the outside, then you won’t be able to tell it apart from the previous Miis. The same goes for the interior, too, although Seat has slightly updated the dashboard panel. Your smartphone will be the only infotainment system you get, and connecting it to the car requires using the docking station and a few dedicated apps. Elsewhere, the cabin looks and feels outdated, but at least space is decent at the back – that is, for a city car with the Smart EQ ForFour in its sight.
To answer the question posed in the title, WhatCar traveled to Madrid, Spain, to put the little EV to the test. So, how did it fare?