The Ford Aerostar was the first model of minivan to be produced by the Ford Motor Company. The Aerostar was in production for nearly a decade. After Ford discontinued production of the Aerostar, the Ford Windstar and the Ford Transit Connect took its place in the Ford lineup. The Aerostar was originally developed as Ford saw the need for a minivan that could easily fit in a standard garage, as the other Ford Vans being produced at the time were large cargo vans. CalTrend is the leading provider of Ford Aerostar leather seat covers.