That is very normal these days in cars. Modern cars don't really need fuel filters, just a sock around the pump in the tank. Since the debris never makes it beyond the tank there is nothing to clog. Even my last ram didn't have one and that thing was at nearly 200K with no issues when I got my new one.Reading up, I learned that there is no transmission oil dipstick, and the fuel filter is deemed "lifetime" and therefore built into the fuel tank. Gee that'll be fun to work around, when the time comes.
It's a certainty that the enthusiast/DIY community has already found workarounds for these lazy/cheap engineering choices, just as with our Vstroms (Exhibit A being the inline fuel filter mod).