SEAT Altea Prototype Receives an European Design Award Share Comments The SEAT Altea Prototype received the best concept-car in 2003 award from the Designers (Europe) organisation, which has been promoting car design and designers in Europe since 1989. The award was accepted today by Walter de’Silva, SEAT’s Design director and responsible for Design in the Audi Brand Group, at the Brussels Motor Show, which will open to the public from the 15th to the 25th of January. After accepting the award, de’Silva defined the Altea as a car that combines the shapes that will characterise the image of all SEAT future products. “It’s not about evolution, but a revolution”, he added. “The Altea will be followed by new models that will confirm this enormous design advance. Our integration in the Audi Brand Group will bring a very positive transformation for SEAT”. The awards were given after Designers (Europe) surveyed 200 design professionals, who evaluated the styling of all vehicles introduced throughout last year in five categories: compact, luxury, compact MPV and concept-car, for which the SEAT Altea received top honours. Designers (Europe) is a reference for both car makers and design schools. Since 1995, it has been awarding these prizes as well as scholarships for design students. SEAT is proud to receive this prestigious award, a few months before the market launch of the road version of the Altea, which will take place next Spring. For more discussion on this story, click on the link to our discussion forums to the left. For more photos of the car in this story, click on the link to our gallery at the right.