Ford and Ally Financial priced deals this week that bring the pace of primary Auto ABS issuance to $60 billion year to date compared to $67 billion total issued in 2012, according toStandard & Poor’s.

Ford’s $1.5 billion deal, Ford Credit Auto Owner Trust 2013-D is backed by new and used automobile, light-truck and utility-vehicle retail contracts. Bank of America, BNP Paribas and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp are lead underwriters on the deal.

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