I can confirm that this is the case for my car, and I believe there was always a slight color difference between HK/non-HK. It’s hard to tell from a distance, but it’s silver:
It's factory installed in Canada. I didn't realize that wasn't the case in other countries until yesterday. I can see why though; it's unnecessary, and I don't think it has ever been used in my car.Quick question from your pics. Did you add the door un/lock buttons on the passenger door, or were they installed from factory?