Also of high note was the all-new interior. Ford had begun using "themes" for their interiors in the early '90's---The 1992 Taurus had a "flow-through" design, The new-for-1993 Mark VIII had a "two-tier wraparound" interior, and the new 1994 Mustang debuted with a "twin hump" interior reminiscent of the original Pony cars. So it was fitting that Ford again experimented with themes with the Cougar. The look can be called "wraparound", and it is truly one of Ford's best interiors ever. It was ergonomically designed for easy reach of everything, and all switches were repositioned, with high-use switches (power windows, power door locks) illuminated at night. Rear seat heat ducts became standard, as well as CFC-free air conditioning, dual airbags, side-impact door beams, and a stand-alone clock.All fasteners for interior panels were now hidden, adding to further refinement. Also, all surfaces had new softer materials, and hard plastic surfaces were coated with "soft touch" paint that gives a velvety feel. The digital instument cluster was now a thing of the past; all Cougars from 1994-on had analog gauges. Optional stereos included an in-dash CD player and a trunk-mounted 10-disc CD changer. On the outside, not much changed, although there are some details that got reshaped. The grille was new (while still keeping the same trapezoidal shape), and the taillights were further refined. The front bumpers were all new as well---they looked nearly identical to the 1991-93 bumpers, but lost the chrome strip running along the top and had 3 cooling slots on the bottom. A new rear bumper had a squarer profile. The side trim was new, with an oval shape, suggesting a "floating" molding. And, all the 4.6 V8 cars had a new "V8" badge behind the front wheelwell openings. Wheel choices continued to be the same as the previous year. Much of the Cougar's sheetmetal was now two-sided galvanized steel for additional corrosion resistance.