Seat Mii gets five-door option
Seat has introduced a five-door derivative to its Mii city car which will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Seat is hoping that a five-door option will give its Mii a better fighting chance in the market against models like the Volkswagen Up! and the Skoda Citigo.
But a five-door option isn't all you need to be a top seller, as low emissions; low price and unique style are also key credentials.
So how much of a fighting chance does the five-door Seat Mii have?
In terms of practicality the five-door Mii clearly has easier accessibility to the likes of the back seats. With the back seats folded down there is up to 951 litres of storage space, which is a thumbs up for practicality.
Its snug size of just 3.56 metres also makes the Mii easy to manoeuvre around the city and urban environment. Its exterior design is almost identical to the three-door version, with a steep rear-end and a slanted nose-like front-end.
Safety features like 'City Safety Assist' are also offered. This particular safety assist applies the brakes if it detects the danger of a collision, which can be very useful in city traffic. Interior features include a five-inch touchscreen (which can be removed), satellite navigation and hands-free phone capabilities with voice control.
The five-door Mii boats the same frugal 1.0-litre petrol engine to the three-door, with power outputs of 69hp and 74hp. However, due to the addition of stop & start and brake energy recovery technology, it achieves improved emissions with the 69hp version emitting just 96g/km.
The five-door Seat Mii ticks the boxes in terms of practicality and emissions, but when it comes to stylish versatility it seems to lack a little. With emissions as low 96/km it can very well give the likes of the Fiat 500 TwinAir a run for its money, although the Seat Mii isn't as customisable as the Fiat 500.
However, full details of specification have not yet been announced for the five-door Mii, so we may be in for a nice surprise when they are revealed in Geneva next month.