--Class A-2 affirmed at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;
--Class A-3 affirmed at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;
--Class B upgraded to 'AAAsf' from 'AAsf'; Outlook Stable;
--Class C upgraded to 'AAsf' from Asf'; Outlook Stable;
--Class D upgraded to 'Asf' from 'BBBsf'; Outlook Stable;
--Class E affirmed at 'BBsf'; Outlook to Positive from Stable.
KEY RATING DRIVERS:
The rating affirmations are based on available credit enhancement and loss performance. The collateral pool continues to perform within Fitch's expectations. Under the credit enhancement structure, the securities are able to withstand stress scenarios consistent with the current rating and make full payments to investors in accordance with the terms of the documents.
The ratings reflect the quality of
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 within Fitch's initial expectations with rising loss coverage and multiple levels consistent with the current ratings. A material deterioration in performance would have to occur within the asset pool to have potential negative impact on the outstanding ratings.
Fitch's analysis of the Representation and Warranties (R&W) of this transaction can be found in 'AmeriCredit Automobile Receivables Trust 2012-2--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
Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.
--'Rating Criteria for U.S. Auto Loan ABS', dated
--'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria' dated
--'AmeriCredit Automobile Receivables Trust 2012-2--Appendix' dated
Rating Criteria for U.S. Auto Loan ABS
Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria
Khadija El Mediouri, +1-212-908-9109
Source: Fitch Ratings
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