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

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| Source: Spartan Motors, Inc.

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.

Russell Chick
Corporate Director of Marketing
Spartan Motors, Inc.
(517) 543-6400