What is it like on the inside?
The Mii hasn’t changed that much inside since it came out all those years ago. It’s as simple an interior as you’ll find in a ‘new’ car, with no massive touchscreens to distract you and analogue dials in place of the LCD displays so many cars have nowadays.
Said dials are a bit different from before – the fuel gauge remains but now it shows charge level, while the rev counter has been swapped for a power meter (handy if you’re trying to eke out that little bit more range). There’s a small display under the big central speedo for trip info. Other EV-specific bits include the gear-lever and drive mode controls beside it.
Everything feels very well screwed together, even if some of the plastics aren’t particularly touchy-feely and the design is a bit dated. We quite like the simplicity of it all – from the flashes of body-colour on the doors to the phone cradle with conveniently-placed USB port (tip: get yourself a REALLY short cable, so it doesn’t dangle down over the dashboard) – but it does feel a bit bleak in what is now a £20K car.
Admirably spacious, at least, given the Mii’s tiny footprint. Adults will be fine in the back for short journeys (the Mii Electric is five-door only) and the boot isn’t bad at 250 litres. Quite deep, too, thanks to a false floor under which you can keep the bulky charge cables. Up front the seats are comfy and the driving position fine, though the steering wheel doesn’t adjust for reach.