We finally were about to order out new R series after two years of research. (We have a speed boat). Had it all dialed in and was just finalizing colors and floor. We happened to stop into a dealer who had just gotten some 2017's in. When I looked at it it felt like I got punched in the stomach. It was the first time I saw the Simtex. I dont know anything about it, but I do know that I do not like it. I'm really disappointed. We were so excited to order ours, but Im afraid this is a deal breaker for us.
Maybe it will grow on me, but for now I have to wait. Either they will go back to soft touch vinyl or I start looking at other manufacturers. This really sucks. I not trying to offend anyone who has ordered this. It may be the next best thing. Im sure it is more durable and maybe they switched to have less warranty issues. We are very meticulous about our interiors and we would never have any problems with regular vinyl. I wish they would have made this optional.