Nissan 3.8L VQ Engine and 9 Speed Auto Transmission

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KY
Does anyone have any info on the new Nissan Frontier 3.8L, Direct Injection, V6 engine (3.8 VQ) and their 9 speed automatic transmission. Do they have cylinder sleeves or is it the plasma-transferred wire arc (PTWA) sprayed onto the cylinder bore? My daughter was wanting a new vehicle and likes the Frontier. I know they are not the fanciest truck and a little dated but the "were" very reliable. She likes the size of the truck as they have a 2013 Frontier with 130K on the odometer and she needs 4x4 to get to work in bad weather.
 
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SW Ontario Canada
Based on what I see, and what I have in my 2019 Infiniti QX60 with the VQ35DD engine, the 3.8 Litre version will have the sprayed cylinder liners. The technology for this series of engines is not new - so I really doubt there will be durability concerns.
 
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