Due to the fact that the local government thought it rather silly that they might just have said out loud that they were replacing the Proton Perdanas in government service with Honda Accords, thus leaving Proton with egg on their face, Proton and Honda were asked to team up to make a locally-assembled version, and they did. A good deal of the parts are still made by Honda though, and the resemblance is pretty obvious, save for some bits like the rear end (dammit Kinja).

However, those here who are interested in an Accord for less money will be disappointed, as it's government use only (like the Caprice, but less desirable) for now, with a redesigned version for the masses in two years' time.

Sauce (and don't read the comments)