Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will be back for another run of the factual entertainment series on Sunday, January 27 at 8pm on BBC Two, the official Top Gear magazine announced.
The show will open with a long-awaited Christmas special. Series 19 will follow immediately afterwards.
Features expected in the new series include a road trip across the US in the new SRT Viper, a Lexus LFA and an Aston Martin Vanquish, a race from Wembley to Milan to watch a football match, and James May rallying in a Bentley Continental GT, driven by ex-Mini WRC driver Kris Meeke.
There will also apparently be an Africa special where Clarkson, Hammond and May buy a station wagon and have to drive to the source of the Nile.
Last year, the presenters were reported to have signed up for at least three more series of the BBC car show.