Range Rover has beaten back a strong field to take top honours in the Australian International Design Awards (AIDA) for the second year running.
Lexus also appeared at this year's AIDAs, but not for a prize: while the brand-new IS sedan will likely compete next year, Lexus has signed on as Official Vehicle Sponsor for the 2013 awards.
As part of the event, Lexus is promoting its Design Scholarship, which gives designers the opportunity to showcase their work at the Tokyo Designers Week in Japan.
The carmaker will also collaborate with RMIT design professor Kjell Grant, contributing $60,000 to the Melbourne Movement program to oversee the scholarship.
Visitors to this year's AIDAs can also see the Lexus LF-CC coupe concept in the flesh, which is in the country for the first time.
The LF-CC was expected to appear at this year's Australian International Motor Show, but like Subaru's new dealer-based roadshow, the cancellation of the motor show has moved Lexus to promote the concept through other events.