An automatic version of the Seat Mii will be available from November, Seat has announced.
The sequential gearbox will be available with the 75bhp version of the 1.0 engine and will be more economical than the equivalent manual, achieving 62.8mpg and a CO2 rating of 105g/km, compared to the manual’s 60.1mpg and 108g/km.
Based on the five-speed manual gearbox, an electric motor linked to a pair of electromechanical actuators replaces a manually operated clutch. The driver can manually select gears using the lever.
The result weighs less than a traditional automatic transmission, coming in only 3kg more than the Mii’s manual gearbox.
Performance is only marginally affected with the 0-62mph time increased from 13.2 seconds to 13.9. Top speed remains the same at 106mph.
The automatic Mii is available to order now ready for deliveries in November in both three- and five-door body styles priced at £10,390 and £10,740 OTR respectively.
There are no plans to introduce the auto gearbox on the 60bhp version.