Spartan Chassis Presents New Revel Concept Chassis Enabling RV OEMs to Realize 10% - 13% Larger Body Interior

Spartan Chassis Presents New Revel Concept Chassis Enabling RV OEMs to Realize
10% - 13% Larger Body Interior

Incremental Space Achieved With a Body-On-Frame and Low Cab Forward Chassis

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spartan Chassis, a
subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPAR), today presented a new
concept chassis that is based on a low cab forward architecture and enables a
body-on-frame design. This chassis can yield 10% to 13% of additional interior
space that the recreational vehicle OEMs can leverage to create a
differentiated customer experience and target the higher growth levels found
in the small Class A segment. Code named Revel, the chassis was presented at
the RVIA National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY.

The Revel concept chassis includes:

  *Engine: 6.0 Liter gasoline engine
  *Output: 297 HP with 392 ft.-lb. of torque (at 4000 RPM)
  *GVWR: 12K – 14.5K (additional capacity available with other powerplants)
  *Wheelbase: 109" to 176"
  *Suspension: Tapered, multi-leaf springs
  *Frame: Single channel, ladder type (optional "Coach Ready" type)

"Availability of a true body-on-frame chassis design in this segment is
limited. Current product offerings are configured primarily as Class C. One of
our value-adds to the RV OEM is development of new platforms which push the
envelope of possibilities," said Tom Gorman, Chief Operating Officer, Spartan
Motors. "Creating additional space above the rails which the RV OEMs can
leverage to design a better RV experience should be well received at this end
of the motorized market where 13% of additional space is material."

Spartan has always led the industry with after the sale support:

  *Customer support: superior after the sale service provided by over 585
    authorized Spartan service providers
  *Customer service: the best Roadside Assistance program provided in
    partnership with Good Sam and their network of over 40,000 mobile service

The Spartan Chassis display at the Kentucky Expo Center is located in booth #

About Spartan Chassis

Spartan Chassis, Inc. is a world-class leader in the engineering,
manufacturing and marketing of chassis and aftermarket parts for
emergency-response, recreational vehicle (RV), defense and specialty vehicles.
End users recognize and request the Spartan Chassis brand, which consistently
delivers superior performance, exceptional safety ratings and innovations
which distinguish us from the competition. Visit Spartan Chassis at

About Spartan Motors

Spartan Motors, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures specialty chassis,
specialty vehicles, truck bodies and aftermarket parts for the recreational
vehicle, emergency response, government services, defense, and delivery and
service markets. The company's brand names - Spartan™, Spartan ERV™ and
Utilimaster^® - are known for quality, performance, service and
first-to-market innovation. The company employs approximately 1,700 associates
at facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Indiana, Florida and
Texas. Spartan reported sales of $426 million in 2011 and is focused on
becoming a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of
specialty vehicles and chassis. Visit Spartan Motors at

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historical facts, including statements concerning our business, strategic
position, financial strength, future plans, objectives, and the performance of
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likelihood.Therefore, actual performance and results may materially differ
from what may be expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking
statements.Factors that could contribute to these differences include
operational and other complications that may arise affecting the
implementation of our plans and business objectives; continued pressures
caused by economic conditions and the pace and extent of the economic
recovery; challenges that may arise in connection with the integration of new
businesses or assets we acquire or the disposition of assets; issues unique to
government contracting, such as competitive bidding processes, qualification
requirements, and delays or changes in funding; disruptions within our dealer
network; changes in our relationships with major customers, suppliers, or
other business partners, including Isuzu; changes in the demand or supply of
products within our markets or raw materials needed to manufacture those
products; and changes in laws and regulations affecting our business.Other
factors that could affect outcomes are set forth in our Annual Report on Form
10-K and other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC), which are available at or our website.All forward-looking
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not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of
actual results.We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statements in this release, whether as a result of new
information, future events, or otherwise.

CONTACT: Russell T. Chick
         Corporate Director of Marketing
         Spartan Motors, Inc.
         517.997.3852 or
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