SEAT Electric Mii In 2019, Electric Leon Plus Another EV Likely To Follow

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Seat Electric Mii

SEAT Mii Electric Concept as shown at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona (Image Credit: flickr via All AutoExperts)

SEAT unveiled its fully-electric Mii concept at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and now the company has committed to making it a reality.

The Seat Mii electric city car will launch in 2019.

SEAT Leon Verde Hybrid Electric Prototype

SEAT Leon Verde Hybrid Electric Prototype (Image Credit: flickr via Eddie Pham)

SEAT chief Luca de Meo didn’t say outright that the upcoming vehicle will officially be the Mii city car, however, he did suggest that that will be the case. Meo didn’t deny the reality, and he added that the model would be an electric version and:

“It makes sense for the city.”

On top of this, the brand has also hinted that an electric SEAT Leon would follow shortly thereafter. This is not a surprise, since the company has already shown the Leon in the form of a hybrid-electric prototype.

In 2016, the e-Mii concept was revealed, and it may offer some idea of what the company is considering. It shares components with the Volkswagen e-Up, which relies on an electric motor for its 81 bhp and 155 pound-feet of torque. The e-Up has a range of 99 miles.

Again, the Leon wasn’t officially stated by SEAT, but Meo said that it will be something “Leon-sized.” So, likely a bigger hatchback, like the one that premiered with the IBE concept. The Leon would be smart to share components with the VW e-Golf. The current e-Golf churns out 134 bhp and 214 pound-feet of torque, and utilizes a 35.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

SEAT doesn’t plan to stop with these two models, however. Sometime prior to 2020, shortly after the Mii and the Leon, the automaker will venture forth with another offering. Perhaps an SUV, sports car, or convertible apparently. An SUV like the VW T-Roc is a possibility, and the most realistic option according to Meo. He revealed that an electric crossover is a consideration. The gasoline-powered SEAT Arona compact crossover is due in December. Meo said of an electric offering:

“We’ll [get to] know more after the Arona unveiling in the summer.”

Source: Autocar

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8 Comments on "SEAT Electric Mii In 2019, Electric Leon Plus Another EV Likely To Follow"

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Mii? I think Nintendo will want to say something about that.

Bit late for that. Mii has been on the market since 2011.

Just look at what VW will offer (like the ID hatchback and crossover) and think a Seat look over that. It is really not that difficult to predict. Skoda will probably be next in line to announce the same (electric Citigo). That’s the thing with three brands for the same cars, all the same announcements come three times.

Exactly the Up, Citigo and Mii are virtually badge engineering. Golf, Octavia and Leon differ more, but technology it is the same platform with different shapes and designs. So there would not be much engineering needed to offer a eLeon.

The Mii is just a rebadged VW Up. With the e-Up already on the market for a few years, what’s the point of waiting until 2019?

Whats with all the delay with new EV models being 2 or 3 years late to the party! have the established auto makers had their heads in the sand hoping that the whole EV thing would go away!
I find it bizarre that their strategy is so off the mark.

Sounds and looks like rebadged e-Up and e-Golf. As such not very exciting news, but the more the merrier.

They will put the new e-up, coming 2019, also up as Seat and Skoda. Why they didn’t do it wiht the model already sold?
Nobody knows. I think it’s because the e-UP was never intended to be sold in numbers…
Just a compliance car.
The Leon size car will not be an e-Golf counterpart but the Seat badged ID.
That’s why it arrives also in 2019 and not earlier.