The Golf Plus. A Golf, Just a Little Bit Bigger. In Germany, the Volkswagen Golf Mk4 was succeeded by the Golf Mk5 in 2003 in Europe, This model did not reach the North American markets until model year 2006, where it was marketed as the GTI MKV. Volkswagen also introduced the "Fast", a marketing ploy dedicated to the "fast" that lives inside every driver. Drivers who purchase new GTI MKV's from a dealership are shipped a model of said Fast, which employs GTI-like features, and appears as a small animal. The GTI version is the only one on sale in Mexico.