The Optima was offered in either hatchback or sedan and achieved 52mpg on the highway. It was designed by European Opel and had a slew of standard features for a relatively low price. The Optima sedan made the minority of the sales, while the hatchback remains more common, however, less than 500 Optimas were registered for road use as of 2012. Sales of the Optima were extremely slow and with relatively low survival rates, the Optima is a rare sight today. Very few pictures document the existence of the Optima.
General Motors Canada changed its branding strategy in 1991, disbanding Passport (the Optima was rebadged as the Asüna SE and Asüna GT). Isuzu was grouped together with Saab and GM's new, import-fighting Saturn division to form Saturn-Saab-Isuzu dealerships.
Passport's sibling, Geo, carried on until 1998 while another GM import brand, Asüna, debuted for model year 1992 but lasted only one year.