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We’ve seen the Volkswagen Up!
, and then the Skoda Citigo
– now here’s the SEAT Mii city car, with expected emissions of just 97 g/km CO 2
from the Ecomotive model.

Sales of the Mii will begin in Spain, SEAT’s home market, before the end of the year as a three-door, with the five-door and the rest of Europe following in spring 2012.

The new SEAT four-seater will be offered with all-new 1.0-litre petrol engines of 60 PS and 75 PS outputs. The Mii Ecomotive, with a low weight of 854 kg, has a CO 2
figure of just 97 g/km.

The three-cylinder, one-litre petrol powerplant, with outputs of 60 PS or 75 PS, delivers top speeds of 99 mph and 106 mph. There are two Ecomotive versions of the Mii. Thanks to a start/stop system, brake energy recuperation and further consumption-lowering initiatives, both emit just 97 g/km.

In Continental Europe the SEAT will also be offered with CNG. This lowers CO 2
emissions to just 86 g/km.

As an alternative to a manual transmission, the Mii is also available with an automated manual box that boasts two electric motors to help smooth the gear change.

The Mii has a City Safety Assist feature, and the SEAT Portable System, which brings together entertainment, navigation, phone and vehicle functions in an entirely new way.

SEAT Mii’s City Safety Assist warns its driver in the event of danger, 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 the driver doesn’t react, the Mii brakes automatically. ESP is also available, and is always combined with City Safety Assist when specified.

The new SEAT Portable System has a five-inch screen which is integrated into the vehicle electronics but also removable for mobile use. Its functions include a navigation system, hands-free phone system with voice control and an on-board computer. The device can be combined with the integrated radio and speaker system.

The SEAT Portable System has an ‘Eco-trainer’ function which includes gearshift display, engine speed recommendations, average values and consumption profile.

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