The Car For Women You Never Knew You Needed (Because You Don’t)

by Kelly Walters

Hey ladies, tired of having to drive around in your man cars day in and day out? Well, car manufacturer SEAT has teamed up with Cosmopolitan to find the solution. During London Fashion Week, the companies unveiled the Seat Mii by Cosmopolitan, a brand new “car for women.”

The Seat Mii has everything female drivers have been missing; jewel-effect rims, a handbag hook, and “eyeliner headlights,” which accentuate the lights in the same way makeup would a woman’s eye. (Still unclear if car eyeliner will be sold separately for when your Seat Mii needs a retouch after a long day.) The car also appears to only come in purple, you know, a girl color.

interior car for women

SEAT released this image of the car’s premiere during the Cosmopolitan fashion show, in which —yes, you’re seeing that right — a man is driving, because they couldn’t trust a woman to drive the woman car.

dudebro driving car for women

Twitter backlash to the gender stereotyped vehicle was immediate and did not disappoint:

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tweet no more walking

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Ellen DeGeneres also got in on the criticism during her show on Tuesday, quipping, “How are they expecting women to go out and buy these cars when they know the husband handles all the money?”

You can buy your car for women starting early in 2017, just as long as you’re signing on the dotted line with your “Bic for Her” pen.

Photos via SEAT

Video via The Ellen Show

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