SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported) May 16, 2018
DRIVE AUTO RECEIVABLES TRUST2018-2
(Exact Name of Issuing Entity as Specified in its Charter)
Commission File Number of Issuing Entity:333-215494-05
Central Index Key Number of Issuing Entity: 0001738390
SANTANDER DRIVE AUTO RECEIVABLES LLC
(Exact Name of Depositor as Specified in its Charter)
Commission File Number of Depositor: 333-215494
Central Index Key Number of Depositor: 0001383094
SANTANDER CONSUMER USA INC.
(Exact Name of Sponsor as Specified in its Charter)
Central Index Key Number of Sponsor: 0001540151
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation of Registrant)
(Issuing Entity’s I.R.S. Employer
Santander Drive Auto Receivables LLC
1601 Elm Street, Suite 800
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices of Registrant)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
The Registrant is filing the exhibits listed in Item 9.01(d) below in connection with the issuance ofClass A-1 Auto Loan Asset Backed Notes (the“Class A-1 Notes”),Class A-2 Auto Loan Asset Backed Notes (the“Class A-2 Notes”),Class A-3 Auto Loan Asset Backed Notes (the“Class A-3 Notes” and, together with theClass A-1 Notes and theClass A-2 Notes, the “Class A Notes”), Class B Auto Loan Asset Backed Notes (the “Class B Notes”), Class C Auto Loan Asset Backed Notes (the “Class C Notes”) and Class D Auto Loan Asset Backed Notes (the “Class D Notes” and, together with the Class A Notes, Class B Notes and Class C Notes, the “Publicly Registered Notes”) and Class E Auto Loan Asset Backed Notes by Drive Auto Receivables Trust2018-2 described in the Prospectus dated May 16, 2018.
This Current Report on Form8-K is being filed in connection with the issuance of the Publicly Registered Notes to satisfy an undertaking to file unqualified legality and tax opinions at the time of each takedown from the Registration Statement. Copies of the legality and tax opinions delivered by Mayer Brown LLP, counsel to the Registrant, in connection with the issuance of the Publicly Registered Notes are attached hereto as Exhibits 5.1 and 8.1, respectively.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|5.1||Opinion of Mayer Brown LLP with respect to legality matters|
|8.1||Opinion of Mayer Brown LLP with respect to tax matters|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|May 18, 2018||SANTANDER DRIVE AUTO RECEIVABLES LLC|
/s/ Corey Henry