Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

One engine will be available from launch with two power outputs. The 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine comes with the choice of 59bhp or a more powerful 73bhp. Both power plants are mated to a smooth-shifting five-speed manual gearbox. It’s never going to thrust you back into your seat, however, it is adequate for nipping in and around crowded city centres.

The lower-powered 59bhp engine will propel the Mii from zero to 62mph in 14.4 seconds while the slightly more feisty 73bhp model can reach 62mph in 13.2 seconds from a standing start. Those figures are exactly the same as the VW up!. Venture out of the city and onto single lane carriageways and the car rides well. However, any overtaking must be well-planned and you will need to be prepared to work the gearbox hard to complete these manoeuvres in a safe and relatively quick manner.

For a city car, the Mii handles reasonably well. The chassis is good and there is very little body roll to complain about. The steering is a little on the light side, which make things incredibly easy when driving around town and getting in and out of tight parking spots. Unfortunately this doesn’t instil a huge amount of confidence when cornering at higher speeds.

Driver feedback is minimal and the Mii is not as engaging to drive as the Ford KA.