I was cruising the Los Angeles freeways yesterday (by necessity and not by choice). As luck would have it, I saw both the Ioniq and Bolt for the first time. Here are my general impressions: Ioniq - a pleasant looking hatchback car the takes its styling cues from the 2010 - 2015 Prius. The styling is starting to look a bit dated. I checked the specs for the Ioniq Electric and it has a 120 mile range! That's going to work for some people but that range is hardly cutting edge. Price is similar to TM3. Bolt - WOW, I first thought it was a Honda Fit! It looks very small on the road but I understand it has a lot of interior space. The styling is typical of many hatchback compact cars on the road today from Honda, Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Kia, and others. It tries to look very much like an ICE car with a non-functional grill. And look at the way that back seat folds down! Price is similar to TM3. My conclusion and opinion is that these two cars will have a very limited appeal to a niche market. I predict they will never sell in large numbers. The cars do not scream "car of the future" with significantly different front end and an interior that feels like a space ship. These two cars will not provide any significant competition for the TM3.