Michelin had a recent event in Umea, Sweden to introduce the replacement for the X-Ice Xi3 and Latitude Xi2 studless winter tires. https:/
Some excerpts from the Russian report linked above (with the help of Google Translate):
shina.guide/ press/ 22903/ #more-22903
...Michelin has prepared a new generation of studless tires for cars and SUVs for the winter season 2020/2021. According to the manufacturer, the characteristics of the new Scandinavian type Michelin X-Ice Snow and Michelin X-Ice Snow SUV have significantly improved compared to the predecessor models Michelin X-Ice Xi3 and Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2, respectively..... ...The performance properties of the Michelin X-Ice Snow and Michelin X-Ice Snow SUV tires were honed during testing in Finnish Ivalo. The company emphasizes that their braking performance and traction during acceleration on ice and snow remain at the same level throughout the entire service life, up to a residual tread depth of 3 mm... ...But the main emphasis that was made when developing new products is longevity. On the tires of the new model, you can cover 1900 km more than on similar products Continental, Goodyear or Nokian - say Michelin.... ...Michelin X-Ice Snow's internal tests were conducted at Test World in Finland, where they were compared with direct competitors Continental VikingContact 7 , Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 , Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 and Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2 . Not only new tires, but also tires with two degrees of wear were tested: after a run of 10,000 km, which corresponds to the average of one winter season, and with a residual tread depth of 4 mm (an expected result after three winter of operation)... ...According to the test results, Michelin X-Ice Snow defeated their rivals both in a new condition and in a worn out one. The only exception was the braking performance of new tires on ice, where the braking distance of the Continental VikingContact 7 was slightly less... ....But it seems that this fact does not upset the manufacturer, who notes that the advantage of X-Ice Snow over competitors increases with wear and tear, which is fully consistent with its Long Lasting Performance philosophy that its tires should remain safe, no matter how many kilometers they are have passed....