Go for a Spin With Spartan Chassis

Go for a Spin With Spartan Chassis

Experience The Premier Foundation With a Free Test Drive Courtesy of Spartan
Chassis at the 2013 Florida RV Supershow in Tampa, January 16th -- 20th

CHARLOTTE, Mich., Jan. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spartan Motors, Inc.
(Nasdaq:SPAR) ("Spartan" or the "Company") today announced a ride and drive
event for the upcoming Florida RV Supershow in Tampa, Florida, January 16-20.

Spartan's RV chassis are well-known for their superior ride and handling,
unmatched performance, and exceptional durability. Additionally, they offer
lower maintenance costs and best-in-class resale value, and are supported by a
comprehensive warranty. Combined, these elements provide a truly smooth,
pleasurable and reliable driving experience.

But don't take our word for it. Schedule a test drive by emailing Frank
Wyzywany or stop by the Spartan Chassis booth (#560) and ask an associate to
schedule a time for you. You can also fill out a form on our Facebook page
(don't forget to 'like' us!). Supershow hours are 9:00am – 5:00pm (Wednesday,
January 16 – Saturday, January 19) and 9:00am – 5:00pm (Sunday, January 20).
Learn more about the event here, and The Premier Foundation here.

About Spartan Chassis, Inc.

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
spartanchassis.com.

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 www.spartanmotors.com.

This release contains several forward-looking statements that are not
historical facts, including statements concerning our business, strategic
position, financial strength, future plans, objectives, and the performance of
our products. These statements can be identified by words such as "believe,"
"expect," "intend," "potential," "future," "may," "will," "should," and
similar expressions regarding future expectations. These forward-looking
statements involve various known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and
assumptions that are difficult to predict with regard to timing, extent, and
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; restructuring of our operations, and/or our expansion
into new geographic markets; 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
www.sec.gov or our website. All forward-looking statements in this release are
qualified by this paragraph. Investors should 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 Chick
         Corporate Director of Marketing
         Spartan Motors, Inc.
         (517) 543-6400
 
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