What’s this then?
The first thing you should know is that the Mii by Mango is fashion-themed, rather than being some sort of dedication to a particularly succulent fruit.
It’s based on the Mii Sport, but adds several unique features – such as the Nude paintwork with dark grey alloys, or Deep Black metallic with silver wheels. There’s also Mango badging scattered around, privacy glass, leather and perforated Alcantara interior upholstery and contrasting piping and stitching.
Want more? You also get branded door sills, floor mats and key fobs, to let your passengers know you’re a dedicated follower of fashion. Or a slave to brand names, one of the two.
Will I be beating fellow city car drivers from the lights?
Not all of them, but if you find yourself up against Skoda’s concurrently-launched Citigo Monte Carlo you’ll have the edge – where the Skoda makes do with a 59-horse version of the VW Group’s 1-litre engine, the Mango gets a higher-output 74-hp unit.
62 mph is waved aside in 13.2 seconds (just be careful not to spill your latte) and it’ll reach 60.1 mpg combined. If previous experiences with the Mii, Citigo and VW Up are to be drawn upon, a realistic 60 mpg is within reach on longer runs and 50-odd on shorter trips. 108 g/km of CO2 means a yearly tax bill of £20.
You’ll pay £10,995 for the three-door and £11,345 for the five-door. That’s £755 more than the Sport – not too bad a deal, given the nicer interior trim and unique colours.
A Mii by Mango Style Pack is also available – £690 extra gets you a panoramic glass roof and front fog lights.
The aforementioned VW Up and Skoda Citigo are variations on the same theme, while there’s a brand new Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1 waiting in the wings. Of those three, the Peugeot could get closest to the Mii’s fashionable nature.
Renault’s upcoming new Twingo could be worth waiting for too – it’s another with the sort of chic style that customers of the Mii by Mango are looking for.
In a line:
Boutique chic for SEAT’s city car.