I thought I would start another topic on tires, as the one on wheels takes so long to load, due to the photos ( nice photos). I'm pleased to see that the XC90 with the 17" wheel comes with Pirelli Scorp. The only drawback I've read about them is they tend to become loud as they wear. My hope is that Nokian would bring out a tire in an appropriate size, and who knows; they may. They have a new tire out called the WR, which is a snowflake rated all season tire, with a 50k mile tread war. My instinct is that tires developed in Finland, should be pretty good in snow and ice.