The headline labeling the Bolt as "Ugly" is just clickbait. The styling is generic 4-door-hatchback, similar to a dozen others in the market today.
Agree completely the value is in the drivetrain. As a small car, the Bolt is just average. As a breakthrough BEV, it's uniquely wonderful.
As an ooold Bolt owner and a lifetime builder of ICE engines, we'll never buy another new ICE. Today, I see my engine building in the same category as the farrier, the dog trainer or the golf pro. We cater to obsolete, expensive, absolutely unnecessary hobbies.