SEAT Mii will be (very slightly) cheaper than identical VW Up


SEAT has revealed the prices of its budget sporty alternative to the VW Up, the Mii. It turns out that a VW badge is worth £150, because that's how much cheaper a basic Mii is than a basic Up.

It's possible to get into Mii for only £7,845; it's possible to get one Up for £7,995.

Available to order now for a delivery in June, the Mii is mechanically identical to the VW Up and the Skoda Citigo that completes the trio.

The only visible differences are the grilles of each - so when SEAT says that its car has "the joint longest wheelbase in its class," it means joint know.

The bottom outlay will bag a Mii S with the 59bhp version of the three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine that powers every car. In the S it spits out 105g/km, but in the more expensive Ecomotive trim it has start-stop, lowering that figure to 96g/km CO2, meaning 67.3mpg. There's a 74bhp version of the engine too, available in SE and Sport specs.

S cars have steel wheels, minus the plastic wheel trims (for "retro charm," says SEAT), a two-speaker stereo and 'preparation' for the SEAT Portable System, which means a hole for you to put it in, but not the system itself - one of the car's best features.

S A/C spec adds, erm...we're not sure. Probably 'Amazing Carpets', but you should ask a dealership.

Ecomotive comes next, adding 14-inch alloys, a leather steering wheel rim, electric heated door mirrors and gloss white for the dashboard panel. That costs £9,125. For comparison, an equivalent VW Up costs £9,330.

Bump up to a Mii Sport, with the 74bhp engine, and it'll set you back £9,925.

The most expensive Mii is £10,335, for a 74bhp SE car with an automatic gearbox. And that's enough of this.

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