KBRA Gives Preliminary Ratings to DT Auto Owner Trust 2022-2

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to five classes of bonds issued by DT Auto Owner Trust 2022-2 (“DTAOT 2022-2”), an asset-backed securitization secured by a pool of subprime auto loans.

DTAOT 2022-2 will issue five classes of notes totaling $392.82 million, secured by approximately $454 million in subprime auto loans. On the statistical closing date of 03/31/2022, car loans are fixed installment loans, granted to subprime borrowers. The transaction has initial levels of credit enhancement ranging from 53.75% for the Class A Notes to 15.00% for the Class E Notes. The target enhancement levels for the Class A Notes and the category E are respectively 59.75% and 21.00%.

This transaction is the second ABS 2022 securitization issued by DriveTime Automotive Group, Inc. (“DriveTime” or the “Company”). Including the transaction in question, the Company issued 73 securitizations since 1996 totaling approximately $20.7 billion, of which KBRA rated 15.

KBRA applied its global ABS rating methodology for auto loans, as well as its global structured financial counterparty methodology and its global ESG rating methodology as part of its analysis of the static data of the pool and the underlying collateral pool and has underlined the capital structure according to its cash flow in the event of a crisis. flow assumptions. KBRA reviewed its operational review of DriveTime, as well as several business updates with the company since then. Operational agreements and legal opinions will be reviewed prior to closing.

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