Fitch Affirms Hyundai Auto Receivables Trust 2012-A; Outlook Stable

NEW YORK--()--Fitch Ratings affirms the outstanding classes of the Hyundai Auto Receivables Trust 2012-A as follows:

--Class A-4 at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;

--Class B at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;

--Class C at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;

--Class D at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

The rating upgrades and affirmations are based on available credit enhancement (CE) and loss performance. The collateral pool continues to perform within Fitch's expectations. Based on the current structure and CE, the securities are able to withstand stress scenarios consistent with the assigned ratings and make full payments to investors in accordance with the terms of the documents.

The ratings reflect the quality of Hyundai Capital America's retail auto loan originations, the strength of its servicing capabilities, and the sound financial and legal structure of the transactions.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Unanticipated increases in the frequency of defaults and loss severity could produce loss levels higher than the current projected base case loss proxy,and impact available loss coverage and multiples levels for the transaction. Lower loss coverage could impact ratings and Rating Outlooks, depending on the extent of the decline in coverage.

In Fitch's initial review of the transaction, the notes were found to have limited sensitivity to a 1.5x and 2.5x increase of Fitch's base case loss expectation. To date, the transaction has exhibited strong performance with losses well within Fitch's initial expectations with rising loss coverage and multiple levels. Therefore, a material deterioration in performance would have to occur within the asset pool to have potential negative impact on the outstanding ratings.

DUE DILIGENCE USAGE

No third-party due diligence was provided or reviewed in relation to this rating action.

Fitch's analysis of the Representation and Warranties (R&W) of 2012-A can be found in Hyundai Auto Receivables Trust 2012-A Appendix'. These R&W are compared to those of typical R&W for the asset class as detailed in the special report 'Representations, Warranties, and Enforcement Mechanisms in the Global Structured Finance Transactions' dated March 26, 2015.

Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com.

Applicable Criteria

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria (pub. 06 Jul 2015)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=867952

Rating Criteria for U.S. Auto Loan ABS (pub. 10 Apr 2015)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=863979

Related Research

Hyundai Auto Receivables Trust 2012-A - Appendix

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=672835

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst
Puloma Mukherjee
Associate Director
+1-212-908-9131
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004
or
Committee Chairperson
Hylton Heard
Senior Director
+1-212-908-0124
or
Media Relations:
Sandro Scenga, +1 212-908-0278
sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com