The SEAT Mii will also become the first electric car of SEAT.
Since some time ago, we’ve been talking about future plans that have the SEAT with respect to the hybrid vehicles and pure electric. It is well known that currently, within the Volkswagen Group, is the firm more delinquent within this struggle to offer the best model with mechanical “electrified”. They even go a step behind Skoda, as the Czech brand is already speaking openly of the Kodiaq hybrid.
however, all indications are that both firms will enter in this niche market in the same year because, as we have published previously, the first electric car SEAT will arrive in 2019. It is a date that we still have something far, even though little by little we know new details about the first electric vehicle of the Spanish brand. The model that will have the honor of receiving such a “title” will be the small SEAT Mii.
The last time we talked about the first electric SEAT commented that it was not yet clear if the Spanish firm decanted to offer an electric version of any of their current models or, instead, choose to develop a model from scratch. Finally will opt for the first option because, a priori it is much more economical and requires less investment for its implementation and marketing.
The SEAT Mii electric will hit the market in the year 2019.
The reason? As we well know the SEAT Mii is the “cousin brother” of the Volkswagen Up!, and the German model has in its range with an alternative 100% electric, the e-Up!. Therefore, the Martorell will be able to benefit from the technology and propulsion system used by the small urbanite Volkswagen. In this way, SEAT you can have in its range with its first electric vehicle without having to face a great investment.
To share technology and power train with the e-Up!, the Mii electric will have a engine 82 kW (112 HP) and package batteries of 18.7 kWh that have a autonomy of 160 kilometers (cycle, NEDC) on a single charge. Your price will be 20,000 euros, according to statements of Luca De Meo, Head of SEAT. This variant will be associated exclusively to the bodywork of 5 doors.
on the other hand, and according to ahead of our friends of AutoExpress, after the arrival of the SEAT Mii power in 2019, a year later, the SEAT will release another totally new electrical. It also points out that the first hybrid of the Spanish brand will be the SEAT Leon. So he has commented on the own Dr. Matthias Rabe, Head of I+D of SEAT. And instead of opting for the platform MEB Volkswagen has developed for the new family of electric that is working, the first models electrified SEAT used architectures today.