It has been confirmed that the Proton Perdana Executive and Proton Inspira in the official Government vehicle fleet is to be replaced by the Honda Accord (likely to be the current model and not the upcoming ninth-gen version). The move to replace the fleet was announced by the Ministry of Finance in a memo dated July 29, addressed to all relevant government agencies.

UPDATE: The Honda Accord-based Proton Perdana Replacement Model (PRM) has been spotted on the road, see all the spyshots here.

The Perdana Executive, which is allocated for use by the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, judges, members of the administration and selected Grade A civil servants, will be replaced by the 2.4 litre variant of the Accord.

Meanwhile, the Inspira, allocated to selected Grade B and C category civil servants – or the equivalent – is to be replaced by the Accord 2.0. The model replacement programme has also been extended to all federal statutory bodies as well as local councils.

The memo adds that the replacement will be carried out in stages, with that of the Perdana Executive taking place first. Priority will be given to officials who have not been supplied with an official car or those whose lease of an existing official vehicle has ended.

The Accord 2.0 replacement programme will likewise do the same in the case of the Inspira, replacing them as the lease on individual cars run out. In November last year, there was a similar announcement that official Waja vehicles were to be replaced by the Preve 1.6 CVT Premium, effective Aug 1, 2012.

In October 2012, Proton and Honda inked an agreement to explore collaboration opportunities in the areas of technology enhancement, new product line up, platform and facilities’ sharing. We wonder if there’s any progress on that front.