Seat Mii gets auto gearbox for 2013

The five-speed automatic shift gearbox is available specifically on the SE trim Seat Mii when using the more powerful 74bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine.

Unlike many cars with an automatic gearbox, the Seat Mii Automatic does not have a ‘park’ setting or any slow-moving ‘crawl’ function when the brake is released.

While the new auto gearbox makes the Seat Mii 30kg heavier than its manual counterpart, the hatchback only suffers a minor reduction in performance and in fact boasts an improvement in fuel economy and CO2 figures.

The 0-62mph sprint time in the Seat Mii Automatic SE is 13.9 seconds, which is 0.7 seconds more than the manual version. The top speed remains unchanged at 106mph.

The average fuel consumption of the Seat Mii Automatic is 62.8mpg, while CO2 emissions are at 105g/km. These figures are improvements on the manual 74bhp model which returns 60.1mpg and emits 108g/km.

Since the automatic gearbox is found on the SE specification of the Seat Mii, equipment including 14″ alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel and heated electric door mirrors are all provided standard.

Launched as the smallest car in Seat’s range, where it sits below the Seat Ibiza, the Volkswagen-built car is the small, sporty option in the range.

It is almost identical to the Volkswagen Up and Skoda Citigo, both of which are on sale now in the UK.

The Seat Mii Automatic is available in both three and five-door bodystyles, priced at £10,390 or £10,740 on-the-road. It can be ordered at Perrys Seat Dealership located in Aylesbury.