"Another fresh idea: front seats that are asymmetrical. The distance from the center line of the seat to the armrest is shorter than the distance from the center to the door. The seat’s wide outer bolstering was needed to accommodate an airbag but doesn’t provide much in the way of actual body support. Thus, designers could do without the bolstering on the other side of the seat. The seats look off-balance but allow for a wider armrest. “How do we make this seat as narrow as we possibly can without making the occupant uncomfortable? Well, we make the design asymmetrical,” Norris said." http://www.autonews.com/article/20160807/OEM03/160809904/gms-korea-studio-broke-the-mold-with-bolt Was a "wider armrest" the right move? Some data points... Problem, you feel a "pinch" from the frame... Others report to avoid the pinch they sit awkwardly then get a more tolerable back pain... Not exclusive to cloth or leather... Reports that one can sit in two different brand new Bolts on the lot and feel a pinch in one Bolt and no pinch on the other... Reports of the seat feeling fine for the first thousands miles then it starts to pinch permanently... If you look at various Bolt forums/sub-forums, a seat complaint thread is often the longest thread on the forum with multiple thread... If you look at various Bolt forums/sub-forums, there is photo evidence... Motor Trend suggested a different the seat... There is a change.org petition... Reported fixes? Find a way for both you and your shotgun rider to obtain 30" waists, buy seat cushions or pay an upholsterer to increase the padding...On that last one it shouldn't be a long or expensive fix, but like anything, you're at the mercy of business...Will you receive a fair quote, a fair timeline and a quality job?