The 31 Cedric has its 4 headlights arranged horizontally, unlike the first-generation with its vertical arrangement. This design lowers the body and creates an impression of greater stability. It was launched in November 1962. The Cedric Custom used an 88PS H engine and the wheelbase was lengthened by 60mm to 2,690mm, it was the longest wheelbase among domestic medium-sized cars. The spacious, comfortable interior was yet further improved.