August, 1962 saw the introduction of the XL Ford Falcon.
The same week Ford brought out the various XL models, Holden also released seven cars...

Ford made a record 79m this year.

greater acceleration
heavier clutch
seat belt option!
Harry Firth and Bob Jane win the Armstrong 500 race with the XL. The first Holden was 21 miles behind!

The XL falcon brought with it the Futura (bucket seats), the Squire station wagon (fake wood panelling; 728 sold) and six convertibles!
The XL was produced for 18 months and numbers sold were 75,765.