@acechip EPS are used primarily to reduce efficiency losses: i.e., for the weight and fuel efficiency gains. The better EPS systems simulate weight, accuracy and feel, particularly the first two. The better eps systems are expensive and high-tech, and even they do not offer the feelsome-ness of a hydraulic unit. I have driven new bmw-s and volvo-s and mercs recently, TD cars (for a friend), EVEN they are clearly down on feel relative to say the Linea. In fact the new bmw steerings were a surprise in this respect, albeit still or so it is said, the best of the eps systems available. The eps systems on indian mass-market cars are ALL cost-cut, low-tech ones, without the exception of VW and Ford (except for the withdrawn Fiesta sedan), let alone Maruti or Honda and even more: let alone Hyundai. As such, what these latter Indian mass-market eps systems may grant in terms of lowspeed urban lightness of control, and of course lower cost and better fuel efficiency, they undoubtedly take back, at higher speeds, and when maneouvering suddenly at even say 40 or 60 kph, in terms of SAFETY. Steering weight and feel are safety 'devices' first and foremost, and driving-pleasure enablers second. At least as far as i am concerned. The same goes for braking system progression, boosting and biting: weight and feel are essential for their safe employment at short notice. No doubt steering system tech will soon-enough reach the stage of near perfect simulation of feel. However, we will likely never see such systems even be considered for the Indian mass market which cares not a jot for such essential though expensive niceties. PS: One hopes FCA retains the current hydraulic steering system on their all-new models, including esp the JEEP c-suv, the all-new Punto and Linea replacements etc, come 2017. Although the eps-s the 500X and renegade are equipped with must surely be good enough, still!