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SEAT reveals the new five door Mii city car

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 04:33:21 EST

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 additional rear doors turn the super-compact SEAT into a unique combination of exceptional driving fun, sporty design and outstanding functionality.

Of course the new five-door Mii remains true to core SEAT principles - meaning it's both a pleasure to drive, and a pleasure to own.

In either three- or five-door form the Mii scores top marks for fuel consumption and emissions thanks to its lightweight design and efficient drivetrains. This applies in particular to the newly-announced Mii Ecomotive.

Thanks to a start/stop system, brake energy recovery and other measures to improve fuel economy, the Mii Ecomotive makes do with just 4.2 litres of fuel per 100 km, equating to CO2 emissions of only 96 g/km. These impressive statistics apply to both the three and five-door versions, as well as to both performance variants; 60 PS and 75 PS.

James Muir, President of SEAT, S.A.  said: "The new Mii has enjoyed a terrific start. Customer response in Spain is outstanding and we are now bringing the entire line-up to the other European markets complete with the three-door, five-door and Ecomotive versions.

"With its distinctive SEAT identity, its youthful design and its high quality standards, the five-door Mii in particular is set to capture a significant share of the sub-compact segment. This makes the Mii an important factor in our corporate strategy. The Mii marks the start of the most extensive model offensive ever undertaken by SEAT."

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 car's compact format makes the Mii the perfect companion for urban environments. 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.

When it comes to technology and equipment, the five-door Mii matches its three-door sibling blow for blow.  Beneath the bonnet lies a new generation of engines; the frugal 1.0 litre three-cylinder unit is light, compact and smooth.  In two outputs of 60 PS and 75 PS, it ensures fleet-footed agility, and not just in city traffic. With top speeds of 160 km/h and 171 km/h respectively, fuel consumption comes in at just 4.5 or 4.7 litres per 100 kilometres. Meanwhile the Mii's 35-litre fuel tank ensures both a long range and enduring driving fun.

About SEAT:
SEAT is the only company in its sector with the capacity to design, develop, manufacture and market cars in Spain. A member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell, near Barcelona, and exports approximately 75% of its production to 72 countries.

SEAT is the market leader in Spain and, in 2010, reached a turnover amounting to 4.7 billion euros, with total sales of 339,500 vehicles.

All new SEAT vehicles purchased from an authorised SEAT dealer in the United Kingdom qualify for a three-year car warranty consisting of a two-year unlimited mileage manufacturer's warranty and a third year warranty with a 60,000 miles limitation. Information on car finance can be obtained from the SEAT website, along with further on information on a number of motoring matters, such as where to find winter tyres.

PR Contact:
Mike Orford
Head of Press and Public Relations
SEAT UK
Delaware Drive
Blakelands
Milton Keynes
MK14 5AN
01908 548077
www.seat.co.uk


Source: WebWire



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