Standard & Poor’s believes that the current positive trends in the U.S. auto sector will continue into 2H12. They expect ABS issuance in auto-related collateral to exceed their $80 billion forecast this year.

U.S. auto-related ABS, which comprises loans, leases and floor plan transactions, volume is currently at $53 billion year-to-date, S&P analysts said, citing data from Bloomberg. They anticipate auto securitizations to continue tracking new/used vehicle sales and lease originations this year.

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