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Eagle-eyed tipster and Jalopnik reader Peter snagged us these shots of the new Volvo C30 stateside wearing a set of New Jersey manny plates. The hatchback, which we first saw unveiled at the 2006 Paris Auto Show for sale in Europe, was recently green-lighted for the US beginning in October as a 2008 model. We're assuming this here C30 is probably being used as a media fleet car by some embargo-signing journalist. Maybe that particular invite got lost in the mail.