New SEAT Minimo: Year 2021

10.06.2019

If you saw the Mobile World Congress press conference you would have seen SEAT take a giant leap forward with the presentation of the Minimo, a concept car developed as a mobility platform, showcasing SEAT’s vision of the urban mobility of tomorrow.

“The SEAT Minimo has been especially engineered to adapt to the mobility platforms that will shape the future of city driving, where driving in traffic will become restricted and only a hand full of operators will be able to offer mobility” – according to SEAT President Luca de Meo.

The Minimo has been designed and developed by combining the safety and comfort of a car with the ease of parking of a motorcycle. Seating two passengers happily, this completely electric concept car has been created with an integrated battery swap system, enabling full vehicle battery charging in just a few minutes to provide a range of more than 100 kilometres.

Due to the Minimo not relying on being taken to recharging points, this innovative system means that carsharing operating costs are effectively reduced by 50%.

At 2.5m long and 1.24m wide, the Minimo will only cover 3.1 square metres of space versus the 7.2 square metres of a normal car, considerably reducing its ecological footprint when city-driving. Not only this but the Minimo is able to park in motorbike parking areas, and in a traffic lane, that would fit only one car, it should fit side by side in a space with plenty of room.

“The Minimó is also a hyperconnected vehicle with built-in 5G technology that provides a convenient and smooth digital user experience based on the ‘Digital Access’ key and wireless Android Auto™ on the car display without users having to connect their smartphone to any cable or socket. Among other functions, the car recognises whether the driver is 16 or 18 to adapt its speed to either 45 or 90 km/h. In addition, with the Google Assistant on Android Auto, users can keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel while using their voice to stay connected, easily get answers, manage tasks and control media”, de Meo explained during the press conference.

With a concept car like the Minimo, SEAT aims to reduce the vehicle footprint in urban areas. With this in mind, SEAT is working closely with city councils to gain insights into their views and specific needs.

The SEAT Minimo is set to arrive on the market in 2021, but whilst we wait, why not take a look at our current SEAT line-up including the SEAT Mii, for drivers looking for a nimble city car for a stress-free commute, or the stylishly designed and ever-popular SEAT Leon and SEAT Ibiza.

Visit our SEAT dealership for more information on your desired SEAT vehicle.

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