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Not sure where I came across this information but after having been extremely excited about the new CX-70/ CX-90 platform including the new logitudinal 6 cyl engines, I heard that they will not be mated to a conventional torque converting automatic transmission. Instead it will likely be an 8-speed wet dual or multi clutch system. If so, this will be a deal breaker for me. You can sing all the praises you want regarding fast shifting, efficient DCT's and sports cars that utilize this system but for the typical driver I don't think this system works very well. Simply switch over to the Hyundai forum to read about the horror stories regarding the new Santa Fe which uses the set dual clutch setup to see how these transmissions are failing at an alarming rate. Since we do not have a local Mazda dealer, I had planned on purchasing the CX-70 from one 75 miles away. I simply can't risk having problems, and traveling that distance for recalls and repairs so will need to find something else buy in 2023. Darn, because I thought the CX-70 would be perfect for us.