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Volkswagen Auto Loan Enhanced Trust 2018-2

Filed: 30 Mar 21, 6:17am

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-K

 

 

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                     to                     

333-205992-02

(Commission File Number of Issuing Entity)

 

 

Volkswagen Auto Loan Enhanced Trust 2018-2

(Exact name of Issuing Entity as specified in its charter)

Central Index Key Number of Issuing Entity: 0001756401

Volkswagen Auto Lease/Loan Underwritten Funding, LLC

(Exact name of Depositor as specified in its charter)

Central Index Key Number of Depositor: 0001182534

VW Credit, Inc.

(Exact name of Sponsor as specified in its charter)

Central Index Key Number of Securitizer: 0000833733

 

 

 

State of Delaware 83-6429606

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization of

Registrant)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No. of Registrant)

 

2200 Ferdinand Porsche Drive

Herndon, Virginia

 20171
(Address of principal executive offices of Registrant) (Zip Code of Registrant)

(703) 364-7000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

None None

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act: None

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.     ☐  Yes    ☒  No

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act.    ☐  Yes    ☒  No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    ☒  Yes    ☐  No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    ☒  Yes    ☐  No

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§ 229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  ☒

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer:   Accelerated filer: 
Non-accelerated filer:   Smaller reporting company: 
   Emerging growth company: 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act).     Yes  ☐    No  ☒

State the aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates computed by reference to the price at which the common equity was last sold, or the average bid and asked price of such common equity, as of the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter. None

Documents incorporated by reference: None

 

 

 


FORM 10-K

PART 1

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN OMITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH GENERAL INSTRUCTION J(1) TO FORM 10-K:

 

  (A) Item 1  Business.
  (B) Item 1A  Risk Factors.
  (C) Item 2  Properties.
  (D) Item 3  Legal Proceedings.

Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments.

Not Applicable.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

Not Applicable.

PART II

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN OMITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH GENERAL INSTRUCTION J(1) TO FORM 10-K:

 

  (A) Item 5  Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.
  (B) Item 6  Selected Financial Data.
  (C) Item 7  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
  (D) Item 7A  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
  (E) Item 8  Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.
  (F) Item 9  Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.
  (G) Item 9A  Controls and Procedures.

Item 9B. Other Information.

None.

PART III

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN OMITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH GENERAL INSTRUCTION J(1) TO FORM 10-K:

 

  (A) Item 10  Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance.
  (B) Item 11  Executive Compensation.
  (C) Item 12  Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.
  (D) Item 13  Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.
  (E) Item 14  Principal Accountant Fees and Services.

PART IV

Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.

 

 (a)

(1) Not applicable.

(2) Not applicable.

(3) The exhibits filed in response to Item 601 of Regulation S-K are listed in the Exhibit Index.

 

 (b)

The exhibits filed in response to Item 601 of Regulation S-K are listed in the Exhibit Index.

 

 (c)

None.


Item 16. Form 10-K Summary.

Not Applicable.

SUBSTITUTE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH GENERAL INSTRUCTION J(2) TO FORM 10-K:

Item 1112(b) of Regulation AB. Significant Obligors of Pool Assets (Financial Information).

Not Applicable.

Item 1114(b)(2) of Regulation AB. Credit Enhancement and Other Support, Except for Certain Derivatives Instruments (Information Regarding Significant Enhancement Providers).

Not Applicable.

Item 1115(b) of Regulation AB. Certain Derivatives Instruments (Financial Information).

Not Applicable.

Item 1117 of Regulation AB. Legal Proceedings.

Volkswagen AG and other Volkswagen Group companies, including VW Credit, Inc., have been the subject of intense scrutiny, ongoing investigations (civil and criminal) and civil litigation relating to TDI diesel engines. Volkswagen AG and other Volkswagen Group companies have received subpoenas and inquiries from state attorneys general and other governmental and regulatory authorities and are responding to such investigations and inquiries, including in areas relating to securities, financing and tax.

One such legal action to which VW Credit, Inc. and certain other Volkswagen Group companies are subject is a civil action brought by the SEC pursuant to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on March 14, 2019. The complaint alleged that VW Credit, Inc., its indirect 100% parent, Volkswagen AG, an affiliate, Volkswagen Group of America Finance, LLC, and the former Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen AG, Martin Winterkorn, violated the U.S. securities laws by selling certain bonds and asset-based securities without disclosure concerning the existence of defeat devices, as defined under U.S. law, in certain diesel vehicles, and related exposures.

On August 20, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted in part the Volkswagen defendants’ motion to dismiss the complaint, dismissing all claims related to VW Credit, Inc. and its issuance of certain bonds and automotive asset-backed securities (“ABS”). With respect to VW Credit, Inc., the court held that the SEC’s claims had already been released by virtue of Volkswagen’s settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice for claims made under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, 12 U.S.C. § 1833a, related to VW Credit, Inc. and the ABS.

On September 4, 2020, the SEC filed an amended complaint and removed its claims against VW Credit, Inc. To date, the SEC has not sought to pursue a direct appeal as to the claims against VW Credit, Inc; however, the SEC may attempt to appeal after the resolution of all remaining claims in the amended complaint. The other Volkswagen Group entities named in the complaint intend to continue to contest the SEC’s allegations in the amended complaint.

Except as described above, no legal proceedings are pending against any of VW Credit, Inc. (in its capacity as the sponsor (the “Sponsor”), in its capacity as an originator contemplated by Item 1110(b) of Regulation AB (the “Originator”), in its capacity as servicer (the “Servicer”) and in its capacity as administrator of Volkswagen Auto Loan Enhanced Trust 2018-2 (the “Issuing Entity”)), Volkswagen Auto Lease/Loan Underwritten Funding, LLC (the “Depositor”), Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (the “Indenture Trustee”), Citicorp Trust Delaware, National Association (the “Issuer Delaware Trustee”), Citibank, N.A. (the “Owner Trustee”), or the Issuing Entity or of which any property of the foregoing is the subject that are or would be material to holders of the asset-backed notes (the “Notes”) or the asset-backed certificate (the “Certificate”). No such proceedings are known to be contemplated by governmental authorities.


Item 1119 of Regulation AB. Affiliations and Certain Relationships and Related Transactions.

Information required by Item 1119 of Regulation AB has been omitted from this report on Form 10-K in reliance on the Instruction to Item 1119.

Item 1122 of Regulation AB. Compliance with Applicable Servicing Criteria.

The Servicer and the Indenture Trustee (collectively, the “Servicing Parties”) have each been identified by the Depositor as parties participating in the servicing function with respect to the asset pool held by the Issuing Entity. Each of the Servicing Parties has completed a report on an assessment of compliance with the servicing criteria set forth in paragraph (d) of Item 1122 of Regulation AB applicable to it (each, a “Servicing Assessment Report”), which Servicing Assessment Reports are attached as exhibits to this Form 10-K. In addition, each of the Servicer and the Indenture Trustee has provided an attestation report (each, an “Attestation Report”) by a registered public accounting firm, which reports are also attached as exhibits to this Form 10-K. Neither the Indenture Trustee’s Servicing Assessment Report nor the Indenture Trustee’s Attestation Report has identified any material instance of noncompliance with the servicing criteria applicable to the Indenture Trustee.

The Servicer complied in all material respects with the servicing criteria applicable to it.


Item 1123 of Regulation AB. Servicer Compliance Statement.

The Servicer has completed a statement of compliance with its activities during the reporting period and of its performance under the applicable servicing agreement (a “Compliance Statement”), signed by an authorized officer of the Servicer. The Compliance Statement is attached as Exhibit 35.1 to this Form 10-K.



SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Depositor has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

March 23, 2021

 

VOLKSWAGEN AUTO LOAN ENHANCED TRUST 2018-2
By: VW Credit, Inc., as Servicer
By: 

/s/Garett Miles

 Garett Miles
 Head of Securitization and Assistant Treasurer
 (senior officer in charge of the servicing function)